"Rock for Autism" raises funds for summer camp

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Southern Miss students took part in a "rockin'" event for some special children Friday. The first-ever, "Rock for Autism" at the R.C. Cook Union brought together dozens of students to raise money to send 2 children with autism to summer camp.

The challenge for each team was to keep their rocking chairs rocking continuously for 12 hours. The event began at 10 o'clock Friday morning.

"If we have more money left over, we will donate the money that we collect today to other families in Hattiesburg that are affected by autism," said Darryl Harris, community service chairman for the USM T.E.A.A.M. (Together Enhancing Autism Awareness in Mississippi).

Harris hoped to raise $1,200.

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