Rockets to recognize Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism at men’s basketball game Feb. 7

February 7, 2017 | Athletics, Events
By Paul Helgren

The University of Toledo’s men’s basketball game against Eastern Michigan Tuesday, Feb. 7, will feature a special in-game ceremony showcasing the work that Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism is doing in northwest Ohio. The event is sponsored by Spartan Chemical Co. Inc.

The game will tip off at 7 p.m. in Savage Arena.

“We at Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism are honored and grateful that Spartan Chemical has provided us with this opportunity to be acknowledged during The University of Toledo basketball game,” said Catina Harding, executive director of Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism. “We are grateful for community partners who believe in our mission and support our efforts to create a future without limits for those affected by autism.”

“The work Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism does for families in our community is so important, and Spartan is especially proud to sponsor their efforts for early intervention through employment transition,” said Cali Sartor, director of marketing for Spartan Chemical. “We hope that more companies and individuals will support Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism as a result of this spotlight.”

Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism’s operating costs are covered by the Tyner Foundation at the Toledo Community Foundation. Since 2006, the organization has supported 20 different organizations in northwest Ohio with more than $1.2 million in direct funding, including more than $150,000 in scholarship money to families to help offset out-of-pocket cost for treatment and programs.

In addition, Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism has assisted in the creation and development of eight new programs in the area; these include early intervention programs, a peer mentoring program, and transition to employment program.

Spartan Chemical has been a recognized leader in the formulation and manufacture of sustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market since 1956. The company manufactures products from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Maumee, Ohio, and sells both domestically and internationally through a selective network of distribution. Spartan’s chemical products and services are used in building service contractor, education, health-care, food service and processing, lodging/hospitality, and industrial market.

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