St. Louis Bar & Grill Raises $250,000 in Support of Autism Awareness

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TORONTO — St. Louis Bar & Grill has raised $250,000 in support of individuals and families impacted by autism while promoting inclusion and acceptance in communities across Canada.

Throughout the year, St. Louis staff and franchisees worked closely with autism organizations within the communities in which they operate, engaging in volunteering-and-fundraising activities from silent auctions to raffles to relay races. Labatt also generously donated $0.50 from every Labatt pint sold throughout October at each St. Louis location to the cause.

Efforts culminated in an evening of celebration, a live auction and a silent auction during St. Louis’ annual All in for Autism Night held last month at the Hockey Hall of Fame. This year’s donation is part of more than $2 million in funds donated by St. Louis since 2001 to its national network of non-profit organizations dedicated to autism therapies and support.

Donation recipient organizations include Shining Through Centre, Autism Nova Scotia, Autism Resource Centre, Connect Well For Lanark County, Autism Connections Fredericton, Autism Society Alberta, Pacific Autism Family Network, Variety The Children’s Charity, Autism Edmonton and Children at Risk. 

“St. Louis Bar & Grill raises more than money, their efforts promote autism awareness and encourage inclusivity of people with autism,” says Shiri Bartman, clinical director of Shining Through Centre. “As rates of autism rise, this type of education is an increasingly crucial part of improving the quality of the lives of people with autism.”

“Individuals and families impacted by autism represent a growing community in Canada, and as a growing company with a loyal following, we can play an important role in building understanding and acceptance,” says Royal Nasager, vice-president, Marketing, St. Louis. “We’re delighted to continue our efforts and do our best to make a difference.” 

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