Friday, December 1, 2023

This car show benefits people with autism. Here’s what you can expect

NEWPORT NEWS — The Sheriff’s office here will host its 7th annual bike and car show Sunday to benefit adults and children with autism and other disorders.

All proceeds of the free event will benefit Project Lifesaver.

Project Lifesaver is a national program that enrolls adults and children with varying disabilities such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, down syndrome, autism and traumatic brain injuries, and tracks them using a special bracelet with a transmitter, to find the individuals should they wander from home, according to the website.

The caregivers or family members can call the Sheriff’s Office to alert them that their loved one is missing — authorities would then dispatch a Search and Rescue team. The program is free and funded by donations.

This year’s car and bike show will have more than a 100 cars, trucks and motorcycles and will include music, food vendors, raffles and other activities.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Todd Stadium, 12465 Warwick Blvd.

Participating vehicle owners can register for $20 in addition to bringing two pet food items for the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, according to the announcement.

For information about this event, visit the Newport News Sheriff’s Office website or inquire via email at, or call 757-926-3991.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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