SIgnature Events

Throughout the year, Walton Foundation for Independence holds a number of fundraising events and other activities supporting our mission of increasing independence and hope to all those affected by a disability. To participate or for sponsorship information, contact us at 706-826-5809.

For a full listing of all Walton events, including our free monthly sports activities, visit our Events Calendar.

Spring | Chilly Chili Cook-off

Join us as competitors will challenge one another for the title of best chili, best stew/soup and/or best cornbread, all for a great cause—adaptive sports for persons with disabilities right here in the CSRA!

Brain Injury Awareness Walk | Spring Event for People with DisabilitiesSpring | Brain Injury Awareness Walk

Walton Foundation for Independence and NeuroRestorative Georgia host an annual walk for stroke and brain injury survivors, families and supporters that raises awareness and benefits the Augusta Brain Injury Support Group.

SprUndercover Artists Show | Spring Event for People with Disabilitiesing | Undercover Artists Show

Original work by more than 100 local artists, community leaders and local celebrities are auctioned during this annual fundraiser for Camp To Be Independent. This event has been voted Augusta’s Best Fundraiser by readers of Augusta magazine.

Run with Art 5k | Spring Event in conjunction with the Undercover Artist ShowSpring | Run with Art 5k

Held in conjunction with the Undercover Artists Show, this 5K run/walk in downtown Augusta is held in the memory of friend and artist Kathy Girdler Engler.

Georgia Artists with Disabilities Art Show | Spring Event for People with DisabilitiesSpring | Georgia Artists with Disabilities Art Show

Sponsored by the Walton Foundation, artists with disabilities from throughout the state of Georgia showcase award-winning works of art during this annual juried art show.

Summer | Adaptive Water Ski Clinic

Enjoy adaptive water skiing, tubing, kayaking, swimming and outdoor games at this annual event offered by WFI and Augusta University Health. 

CampTBI_0343_400wSummer | Camp TBI

At Camp To Be Independent, kids (and young adults) with traumatic brain injuries can just be kids during this free annual weeklong, spend-the-night camp. 

Wheelchair Tennis Championship | Summer Event for People with DisabilitiesSummer | Wheelchair Tennis Championship

Part of the Georgia Wheelchair Tennis Grand Prix, the Walton Foundation Wheelchair Tennis Championship hosts wheelchair tennis athletes from across the Southeast.

waltonrwlogofinal-copyFall | Walton Restaurant Week

On August 14 to 21, 2017, Walton Foundation for Independence will host the region’s first-ever Restaurant Week, showcasing the CSRA’s local flavors and benefiting programs for persons with disabilities.

Fall | Phil S. Harison Memorial Golf Classic

A signature event on Augusta’s fall calendar, this annual golf fundraiser brings together golfers from throughout the community playing to support the Walton Foundation’s mission. The fundraiser is named after longtime foundation chair Phil S. Harison Sr.

Adaptive Golf Challenge | Fall Event for People with DisabilitiesFall | Adaptive Golf Challenge

The Adaptive Golf Challenge closes the Walton Foundation’s Adaptive Golf Clinic season. The event matches an adaptive golfer with three community golfers for a day of play to raise funds for the foundation’s golf program and Camp To Be Independent.

waltonwinterweekendWinter | Winter Weekend

Moms, dads, siblings and kids and young adults with disabilities are all invited to play and participate in fun activities in camp together during this unique, weekend-long event.