Court Shoes Only was launched in 2021 as a city-wide collaborative beer initiative to benefit ACEing Autism program locations. The results were smashing!

COURT SHOES ONLY IS A CITY-WIDE BEER INITIATIVE crafted to benefit ACEing Autism tennis programs. The goal of the initiative is to capture the spirit of the brewery community in the cities ACEing Autism has a program location to raise awareness, accessibility and affordability of its specialized tennis curriculum for individuals with autism.

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Proceeds from sales of Court Shoes Only support ACEing Autism programs. Across ACEing Autism’s program locations in the U.S. and beyond, there is a spectrum of abilities and traits that makes no participant exactly alike. The same can be said for the variants of the Court Shoes Only beer.


Court Shoes Only was piloted in February of 2021 as a Charlotte region collaborative beer initiative to benefit ACEing Autism’s Charlotte program locations. In 2022 the initiative expanded across North Carolina to include Asheville, the Triad and Triangle, totaling 65 brewery, cidery and seltzery participants. This year, South Carolina breweries will be making their Court Shoes Only debut!


Brewery, cidery and seltzery participants – and counting – have captivated craft beverage enthusiasts since Court Shoes Only variants launched in late January 2021 and April 2022. Stay tuned for a hoppy return in September of 2023!


ACEing Autism awareness, engagement and web traffic saw significant growth compared to the same time period the previous year.


Gross contributions, which provide the resources needed to: replenish scholarship funds to enroll more families, deliver trainings to ensure high-quality sessions and targeted marketing to grow and expand ACEing Autism program locations.

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About ACEing Autism

ACEing Autism is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization with more than 100 program locations nationally, and growing. Its mission is for children with autism to grow, develop and benefit from social connections and fitness through affordable tennis programming. Cheers to all the brewers and beer enthusiasts for their support of Court Shoes Only; beer crafted to benefit ACEing Autism programs.

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