NextStep Raleigh Events

We host events throughout the year. We use them to raise money, connect with each other in real life, build our community, and have fun.  Come join us!

Upcoming Events


Meet and Greet with the Founder of NextStep

On March 10, 2019 Janne Kouri, founder of NextStep, embarked on the journey of a lifetime, riding his power wheelchair from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness and funds to support the 6 million individuals and wounded service members living with paralysis in the U.S.

On May 10, Janne and his team will be in Raleigh! We will be having a meet and greet at our center and hope to see some of you there. Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, May 10
NextStep Raleigh: 6601 Hillsborough St. Suite 113

Email to let us know you are coming.

RSVP by May 8

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Charity Poker Tournament to benefit NextStep Raleigh's Scholarship Fund.

Texas Hold 'Em Style Charity Poker Tournament
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Rally Point Sports Grill
1837 N Harrison Ave
Cary, NC 27513

11am: Registration opens
12pm: Texas Hold’em Tutorial
1pm: Tournament Starts

$35 Preregister Buy In: 15k Chips
$45 At the door Buy In
$5 Add On: 10k Chips
$10 Re-buy: 10k Chips
Top 10% win prizes

Limited seats available.

Email to reserve your spot today!

Past Events


A huge THANK YOU to everyone that came out to support NextStep Raleigh at the Bootlegger's Bash at IMURJ on Friday night. We had an amazing turnout with well over 100 attendees, and everyone looked fantastic in their 1920s style swag. There was a costume contest, gambling, dancing to three bands, a silent auction with tons of great items, a live auction that was really fun (thank you, outstanding auctioneer Sarah Santoro Thor) and a raffle which you could use all your mad gambling winnings for. Thanks to everyone's generosity we were able raise over $9,000 to benefit our center. With all your generous donations, we will be purchasing parallel bars and establishing our scholarship fund for our members.

NextStep is a Non-Profit and without ongoing donations we couldn't exist and continue to serve the Triangle paralysis community. If you were unable to attend the event (or even if you WERE able to attend) and would like to make a one time or regularly scheduled donation please CLICK HERE TO DONATE

A special THANK YOU to all of our sponsors for helping make this event possible:

Whiskey Kitchen
Duke Athletics
UNC Athletics
Carolina Hurricanes
Hope Valley Country Club
Lonnie Poole Golf
Durham Bulls
American Dance Festival
Trolley Pub
Rue Cler
It's a Southern Thing
May As Well Bar and Grille
Local 22
Frog Hollow Outdoors
The Ragged Gardens
The Best Cellar
Prestonwood Country Club
Bella Monica
Threehouse Studios
Tyler's Taproom
Red Hat Amphitheater
Raleigh Marriott
Parkside Restaurant
North Carolina Museum of Art

We hope to have your continued support in 2019 as we continue to grow and connect with our community.