Silent Auction

May 20, 2023 // 5:00pm-9:00pm ET

Mark your calendars and plan to be at Jack Brown’s in KDH on May 20th from 5:00pm-9:00pm*!! They have invited Surfing for Autism to celebrate their 5th Anniversary with them. There will be local vendors and our silent auction.

We are currently collecting items and recruiting volunteers. If you would like to help in either of those ways, click the appropriate button below, fill out the form, and we’ll be in touch.

Items you win can only be picked up at Jack Brown’s on May 20 from 9:00pm-9:30pm the night of the auction or at the Meet-and-Greet on July 14 from 1:00pm-6:00pm.

*-Bidding opens at 5:00pm and closes at 8:45pm ET


Stick a quarter in the ceiling, make a wish, and when it falls down, the wish comes true. Okay, that’s not totally true…

For real though, back in the 1960’s, when this place was the Jockey’s Ridge Restaurant, people put change in the ceiling as a way to tip the servers. The owner of the original Surfin’ Spoon building, Dick Harper, suggested Jesse and Whitney bring the tradition back when they opened, and they did. Mr. Harper put the first quarters in the ceiling, and people have been following his gesture ever since.

Once winter arrives, the heat turns on, the wood shrinks, and the money falls. Surfin’ Spoon decided they wanted all money to go somewhere special. Jesse and Whitney gracious chose Surfing For Autism.

They want to show their love… show your love too- stick quarters in the ceiling next time you’re in the shop! Since 2013, Surfin’ Spoon and it’s customers have donated over $18,000. Yewww!

text borrowed from Surfin’ Spoon’s Surfing for Autism page

Financial Support

A family with a child on the spectrum will pay, out of pocket, $1.4 – $2.4 million for treatment and therapeutic services in their lifetime**. To not be an additional financial burden on these families, we offer Surfing for Autism at no cost to the participants. To continue to do this, we need your help.

There are no paid leaders, staff, overhead, or administrative costs. Your donation helps a family caring for someone on the spectrum gain an experience that has been shown to impact them in powerful, meaningful, and life-altering ways.

Let people with ASD and their families know you care. Let them know they are supported. Show them that even though they have been created unique, they are loved uniquely as well.

**-Information based on JAMA Pediatrics research.

Surfing for Autism is a 501(c)3 non-profit.