(June 30, 2017 – Alexandria, VA) Dominic “Nic Da Biz” Manuel, owner of The Firm Entertainment, will donate a portion of the proceeds from his “Nic’s 2nd Annual All White Boat Party” to the Autism Society of Northern Virginia (ASNV) on July 22, 2017.
“Every year, I try to celebrate my birthday in a big way,” Manuel said, “and this year I truly want to ‘Party for a Purpose.’ And with the ASNV already being a part of my family – My nephew, YahShua, has autism – it was a perfect fit to bring awareness about autism.”
“It is truly amazing to witness how well my nephew operates and I know that the ASNV has helped my nephew significantly,” Manuel continued. “This is my way of saying ‘thank you’ for what they are doing for him.”
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or ‘autism,’ is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Signs of ASD begin during early childhood and typically last throughout a person’s life.”
“ASNV is honored to be the recipient of a portion of the proceeds from Nic's 2nd Annual Birthday Boat Party,” said Elizabeth Roy, Managing Director (ASNV). “Our organization relies on dedicated community partners like Nic to fund the critical programs and services we provide to families touched by autism throughout Northern Virginia and the wider DC metro area.”
“My family, and specifically my 16-year-old son, YahShua, are one of hundreds of families who benefit directly from the services and resources provided by the ASNV,” Annette Thompson said. “Nic’s 2nd Annual All White Boat Party gives the community the opportunity to participate in a classy, wonderful, annual event - while also helping to finance services and resources for the Northern Virginia autism community”
This event will be hosted by Guy Lambert, News Director of WPGC 95.5 FM, and will feature live entertainment by the popular Junkyard Band. DJ Flava (93.9 FM) will also be providing music for the evening.
ASNV builds community for over 5,000 individuals and families affected by autism through education, advocacy and support. ASNV is one of more than 100 chapters of the Autism Society nationwide, which has been a leading source for trusted and reliable information about autism since 1965. For more information about ASNV, please visit www.asnv.org.
The Firm Entertainment stages and produces events both within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and nationally.
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The boat, the Cherry Blossom, will start boarding at 7:30 pm and will leave promptly at 8:00 pm. It is located at 211 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314. The Cherry Blossom will return at 11:00 pm. Tickets are $65 and include food (cash bar only).
For information about tickets, call or text Nic at 202-270-7087 or Alee at 240-393-3100