SpaceX founder Elon Musk has donated to multiple school districts and non-profit organizations in Cameron County, Texas, the region where he established the Starbase Starship factory and launch site at Boca Chica Beach. The company recently donated to BiG Heroes, Inc. (Believe in God’s Heroes), a local faith-based nonprofit organization that provides education and employment opportunities to individuals with Autism in South Texas. BiG Heroes, Inc. is located in Brownsville at an approximate 30-minute drive from SpaceX's Starship launch site.
April is Autism Awareness Month which is dedicated to educating the public about the developmental condition and promoting inclusion. A BiG Heroes representative told TESMANIAN that SpaceX is one of the sponsors of their upcoming fundraising event. "We are hosting a 2nd Annual 5K run at Laguna Vista, Texas, on Saturday, April 23, 2022, to raise funds for our mission of helping young adults with disabilities after high school who seek employment and a purpose in life," they said, "SpaceX provided us with a great monetary sponsorship which we are grateful for! We hope to continue working together to make a difference in the local community." Other local sponsors include supermarket chain H-E-B and Texas Regional Bank.
The BiG Heroes Autism Fun Run/Walk will take place at Roloff Park in Laguna Vista from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM Central Time. To participate, register via the organization's website: www.bigherotx.org. All proceeds will benefit BiG Heroes, Inc. If you would like to support the organization but are unable to participate in person, find ways to support and donate at: bigherotx.org/donate.
Thank you @SpaceX for sponsoring our 2nd Annual BiG Heroes Fun Run/Walk! We are incredibly grateful for your support which allows us to continue our mission. BiG thank you for your sponsorship.— BiG Heroes, Inc (@big_heroes) March 31, 2022
😀 Registeration link: https://t.co/di5vS5po8t#Starbase #SpaceX @elonmusk #Starship pic.twitter.com/U8AnCjD4BP
SpaceX provided us with a monetary donation that will go towards our mission of helping continued educational opportunities to young adults with intellectual disabilities post high school that seek employment. The Autism Run will take place in Laguna Vista, TX April 23, 2022— BiG Heroes, Inc (@big_heroes) April 1, 2022
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Evelyn Janeidy Arevalo
Evelyn J. Arevalo joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover news as a Space Journalist and SpaceX Starbase Texas Correspondent. Evelyn is specialized in rocketry and space exploration. The main topics she covers are SpaceX and NASA.