Wilkins says, “I love the City of Atlanta! It has given me so much and it’s time I use my platform to give back. It’s my honor to serve on KultureCity’s board and advocate for those with sensory needs.”
ATLANTA (PRWEB) January 10, 2020
"The Human Highlight Reel", Dominique Wilkins, is celebrating his 60th birthday this weekend with a fundraiser for KultureCity, a leading non-profit recognized nationwide for using their resources to revolutionize and effect change in the community for those with sensory needs; not just those with autism. Atlanta’s favorite son chose his city to celebrate this milestone.
The nine-time NBA All-Star and one of the best dunkers in NBA history has now committed to making venues throughout the world inclusive for all to attend. Wilkins serves as the Chairperson of the board for KultureCity. Wilkins has 3 children with special needs and understands the importance of inclusion for all. Wilkins says, “I love the City of Atlanta! It has given me so much and it’s time I use my platform to give back. It’s my honor to serve on KultureCity’s board and advocate for those with sensory needs.”
Sponsors of the event include: Selig Enterprises, Dixon Hughes Goodman, 3A Law Management, Kroger, Roger House (Axiom), MINI USA, Piedmont Healthcare, Attorney Ray Giudice, Oxygen Financial, Country Financial, Atlanta Hawks, and others.
Alpa Patel, Tax Partner in Dixon Hughes Goodman’s Atlanta office states, “At DHG, we are proud to support the causes that are important to our people and our clients. We are honored to sponsor KultureCity’s event at Scofflaw Brewing, which will raise funds to help improve the lives of those living with disabilities.”
Sensory sensitivities or challenges with sensory regulation are often experienced by individuals with autism, dementia, PTSD and other similar conditions. One of the major barriers for these individuals is sensitivity to over stimulation and noise, which is an enormous part of the environment in a venue. With the certification, venues are now better prepared to assist guests with sensory sensitivities in having the most comfortable and accommodating experience possible when attending any event.
For those interested in supporting Wilkins and his cause, click here to donate: https://www.kulturecity.org/donate-sensoryinclusion/.
KultureCity has created over 450 sensory inclusive venues in 4 countries; this includes special events such as: NFL Pro-Bowl, NFL Super Bowl, MLB All Star Weekend. KultureCity has won many awards for its efforts: NASCAR Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award in 2017, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Quiet Space Sensory Room at Quicken Loans Arena was a finalist for the 2018 Stadium Business Award, and the 2018 Clio Sports Silver for social good in partnership with Cleveland Cavaliers/Quicken Loans Arena. Recently, KultureCity was awarded one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019 by FastCompany.