Daytime Stars and Strikes is a charity event established by a dedicated group of volunteers with Daytime Emmy Winner actor Jerry verDorn and Elizabeth Keifer-Convertino (Ross/Blake on Guiding Light) to raise awareness and funds for Autism. In 2004 we started with an afternoon of bowling with actors from our daytime soaps in New York City, volunteers and fans from all over the globe. The individuals (actors and event crew) who put these events together are strictly volunteers. Every dollar sponsored, donated, raffled, auctioned goes to The Autism Society. In 2016, the volunteers branched out and created two additional events, all for Autism. The 2019 weekend is a further expanded extravaganza: Bowling, Karaoke, Brunch, Meet and Greets, Autograph Sessions, Photo Sessions, and a good old fashioned BBQ.
In 2020, due to Covid-19 the event(s) were launched via Virtual through Alan Locher and The Loche Room and were highly successful reaching actors and fans across the globe.
The Autism Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Federal tax ID number is 52-1020149.