My tot is a huge Monster Truck fan and his favorite, most favorite, Monster Truck is Bigfoot. He has Bigfoot posters, trucks, flags and now a signed t-shirt that he covets. This past Wednesday we had gotten to attend Light It Up Blue with Bigfoot 4×4 Event! It was a free event for the community in support of Autism Speaks since Bigfoot has teamed up with them to help campaign and raise awareness!
“We are immensely proud to be campaigning the Autism Speaks blue puzzle piece logo on all of our BIGFOOT® trucks for the 2013 season and beyond,” said BIGFOOT VP of Sponsorships & Business Development Bob Trent. “We have so many young fans who struggle with autism and are hypersensitive to the loud noises and other potentially overwhelming stimuli found at a monster truck event, yet they still want to come out and be a part of the event. We wanted to take a step forward and show our appreciation of them and our concern about autism by partnering with Autism Speaks, and to make these kids and their families feel even more welcome at the events. They are rooting for us, and we are rooting for them!” – Bigfoot 4×4
I think the most impressive thing about the event was that they featured the brand new all electric Bigfoot #20 to crush the cars. Since many children with Autism are hypersensitive to sound it was the perfect truck to choose. It was completely silent, which is quite shocking if you have ever heard a regular Monster Truck rev up! I took a video with my phone while holding my tot up to see Bigfoot. It’s not very great, but it is really hard to hold a camera and a 50lb toddler!
They had marked all their t-shirts down and we were able to get a real Bigfoot t-shirt for $5 for Jim Kramer to sign! All the funds for these events go towards Autism Speaks so if you are able to attend one of them this year you should consider making a purchase!
I had spoken to one of the team leaders inside for awhile about the Autism Speaks Walk at Forest Park coming up later in the year and she had given Judah a little Light Up Blue yo-yo and tattoo. I brought a pamphlet home to look over and I hope that we can play a part in this year’s Walk!
I think it is really great what they are doing for Autism, especially for the children. I know my son isn’t the only child with an affinity for trucks of any sort and you don’t have to be Autistic to be hypersensitive. Monster Truck Events are generally extremely loud and not exactly something you could take your infant to, now they’re making it possible for all children to enjoy!
Bigfoot has shown once again that they can make history as well stand up for a wonderful cause. You can see where the Electric Bigfoot #20 will be going next on their Event page! You can also see what is coming up next or how you can help Autism Speaks on their website!
This is not a sponsored post. I am just really excited about Bigfoot’s partnership with Autism Speaks!