I recently had the chance to be a guest on the "Who's the Ross?" late night comedy show at Dante's, a bar in downtown Portland, along with the Autism Society of Oregon's Executive Director Tobi Rates. Aaron Ross, long time friend of mine, is the host and asked us to join the show to promote 14th Annual Autism Society of Oregon's Walk and hopefully raise some money for Autism Society of Oregon.
He gave me some ideas that he had about bits that would be funny and that would require participation from me. He introduced the idea of the "RAWtism Challenge" where I would eat certain raw items based on the donations from the audience. I agreed without knowing what Aaron would find in the grocery store. Here's a clip of what happened!
About the Author
Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CFNS, is the head trainer and founder of Specialty Athletic Training. He is President of the Autism Society of Oregon's Board of Directors and is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as by the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) as a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Ryan has worked with individuals with special needs since 2007 and has over 10,000 hours of 1:1 instruction working with individuals that have various special needs.