Ambassadors - Sanket Bakshi


Sanket Bakshi

Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) is one of the fastest growing sports today and the world championship is a single event that brings together all the OCR racers around the world. In the October, as temperatures begin to fall, I will be navgating across  60 obstacles in the hilly terrain outside of Cincinnati, OH to compete with some of the toughest atheletes from over 16 countries around the world.

 After over 15 years of working in the software industry, Sanket now works as a technical relationship manager at a large software corporation. But when he is not hunching over the keyboard, he like to stir up things with his new found obsession for physical fitness and nutrition. You might sometimes find him with his unconventional fitness equipment such as climbing ropes, kettle bells, weighted vest and even truck tires or at other times obsessing over the quality of food at a farmers market.

You can follow his writing at his blog ( or follow his workouts on his workouts page

In the recent past, I was fortunate enough to be interacting closely with several children who were on varying degrees of autism spectrum. It does not take a long time to understand the obstacles that they have to tackle on a daily basis for activities that most of us would consider a normal life. This year, I have got a chance to participate in the World Championships for Obstacle Course Racing.


I intend to use this opportunity to honor the grit, tenacity and perseverance of these children who live with autism and face the obstacles on a day to day basis.

This year, I will be racing in effort to help make at least a bit of difference in life of children with autism. 

Akhil Autism Foundation is already helping several such children across US & India. 

Autism is wide spectrum and communication as one of the challenge for some. But a stencil board can unlock the potential of a child.  Akhil Autism Foundation’s Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) program uses a stencil board to communicate as well as to educate a child.  My goal is to be able to help Akhil Foundation reach out to at least 100 children with their RPM program by donating a stencil board to each child. 

At $25 a stencil, with your support, this is not a lofty goal to achieve. I would request you all to take a look at the program and donate towards it. No amount is small and everything counts when it comes to making a better world for these children. I look forward to your support.


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Akhil Autism Foundation will distribute these stencils in the next Rapid Prompting Method workshop.




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