Autism Awareness Month Highlighted by Two Autistic Caretaker Giveaway Trips

April 4, 2024
Fishing Industry News

Salem, Va. – April 4, 2024 –April is Autism Awareness Month! John Crews and the bass fishing world will take advantage of this opportunity by giving away two getaway trips of their choice to caretakers of autistic people donated by the Winners Travel Foundation. Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance, and to draw attention to the tens of thousands that deal autism everyday. The giveaway trips are the highlight of the month along with autism puzzle decals on BASS Elite anglers boats and lots of auction items going to autism charities. 

Pro bass angler, John Crews, explains, “We have had an amazing run of various Autism Awareness Month activities over the last 12 plus years but we have never done anything for caretakers. Partnering with the Winners Travel Foundation will allow us to highlight those caretakers and actually get to give away two dream vacations of their choice. We will also do plenty of various fundraising for various charities too.” 

To nominate a caretaker, which can be for another person or yourself, go to and fill out the application. Nominations will be accepted until April 22 and the winners will be announced April 30th. A panel of various people will choose the winners. The trips will be for a caretaker plus a guest and will be up to the caretaker as to the destination within the continental United States. 

Like in previous years, the BASS Elite anglers will have the opportunity to show their support for autism awareness by putting autism puzzle themed fish decals on their boats. Also, there will be numerous auction items on eBay later this month with all proceeds going to various autism charities. Lastly, anyone can get the autism puzzle themed fish decals with autism bracelets for $10 plus shipping at with all the proceeds going to Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center.