September and the Hurricane


Eastern North Carolina has recently experienced Mother Nature’s power. On Friday, September 14, 2018, a Category 1 Hurricane, named Florence, came rushing through our area.  We were told of evacuations, what supplies were needed, and the weather we were expecting to experience. The thing that most do not share is the emotional strain of not knowing the certainty of your home, loved ones, or future will be. As Hurricane Florence came through, she blew her wind at our front doors and brought rain that has flooded our streets. Now as the storm has passed, we are coming together as a family, friends and a community. Eastern North Carolina, We ARE strong. We ARE courageous. And most of all, we ARE going to make it through this, together.


RADD, Inc. was not able to keep September’s events scheduled. We know that our participants enjoy our events, but safety is our #1 concern. We apologize  for any inconvenience our cancelled events have caused. The cancelled events were Art Class, Craft Class, Dance, and the Art Show. Regardless of cancelations, we will be continuing strong with the new Tennis Clinic on Sept 29. If you have not  signed up, please call the office to be put on the roster.

October is coming upon us, and we would like to invite all our participants to the Halloween Dance on Thursday, Oct 4 from 6:30pm-8pm at the First Presbyterian Church on North Herritage Street in Kinston. Costumes are encouraged!

Fliers have been mailed out with all upcoming events for October.

As for the Art Show, RADD will be discussing a new date for the Spring of 2018. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page and our fliers as the date becomes available. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Linda at (252)522-2814.  Thank you for all that you do!

September’s Events 2018


April has ARRIVED!

Who else is excited for April and Spring? Can we get out there and start planting our beautiful flower, yet? Let’s hope so!

Here are some dates to remember for RADD! If you are ever unsure for weather impacting events, stay tuned to RADD’s Facebook page. It will be updated to ensure everyone’s safety!


Friday, April 6, 2018 from 10-2pm at the GATE in downtown Kinston, RADD will be participating in a community Diaper Drive with LICC. Please bring a photo ID for proof of residency in Lenoir County for free diapers. Please share the information to anyone who may need it!


Saturday, April 7, 2018 RIVERFEST! Come see RADD’s booth supporting families and getting people outside! At the Nature Center in Kinston, NC


Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 5-7- Lenoir County Schools Autism Fair. Linda will have a booth and answer any questions you may have about RADD and our events!


Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6:30pm At the Clubrooms in the Fairfield Recreation Center- ART CLASS with PENNY!! 800 Greenbriar Rd, Kinston. All Ages, no cost.


Saturday, April 14, 2018 starting at 10am, RADD BASEBALL at Fairfield Recreation Center. First order of shirts was sent off on Thursday, March 29 and the next and final order will be sent off on April 14. No shirts will be ordered after April 14th. Call today and register your individual with their shirt size, age, name, and contact information. Free to play, all ages!


Thursday, April 19 at 6:30pm- RADD’s Luau Dance! Come Limbo, enjoy beach music, and bright colors! First Presbyterian Church 2101 North Heritage Street, Kinston. Ages 14+, $2.00 per individual.


Monday, April 23 at 6:30pm- RADD’s Craft Class. We are making colorful candle mason jars! Come join the fun at Fairfield Recreation Center 800 Greenbriar Rd, Kinston. All Ages, $2.00 per individual.

Baseball Sign ups Start March 1, 2018



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DEWD helped last year!

Hello! Baseball season is coming. RADD, Inc. provides a Baseball season every spring for our individuals to enjoy America’s favorite pastime at Fairfield Baseball parks. Come enjoy the fun of learning a new skill, making new friends, and enjoying the beautiful North Carolina Spring weather that comes every year.




Kelsy Baseball

RUN! Player! Run!

Sign ups start today, March 1, 2018. Linda will have a sign up sheet to register your player at all of the remaining Kickball Games. Please register as soon as possible to help plan for volunteers and shirt sizing. We have one opening for a coach position, we had one parent already take the other spot. If you are interested, please contact Linda (252)522-2814 and (619)315-3561


2018 Logo

The Freedom Classic game is returning!

If you are interested in helping with the Flag Ceremony on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, please call RADD @ 252-522-2814

There is a fun event for the kids called “Player Experience“.

Have you ever wanted to hang out with a Naval Academy Baseball player while learning techniques to make you a better athlete? Now is your CHANCE! Sign up for experience instruction and patriotic pride with athletes from our United States Military!

When: Saturday, February 24 @ 10am (Player check in is at 9am)

Where: Grainger Stadium

Ages: 7-13 years

Included: 1 Hour Camp, T-shirt and 1 Admission Ticket to the Freedom Classic Series

Cost: $10.00

Contact with Scott Alston at (252)939-3336 or


Linda Padilla at (252)522-2814 or

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