On Monday, June 20th we held our 17th Annual Golf Classic at Hopkinton Country Club. Joining Doug Sr. and his family were 144 golfers and special guests, Tim Wakefield, Jayme Parker, Steve Burton and some of the New England Patriots Cheerleaders.  We are extremely grateful to The New England Mazda Dealers and the TripAdvisor Charitable Foundation who served as our lead sponsors.  We also want to thank Eastern Bank, Irving Oil, Capital One, Heisman Trophy Trust, DraftKings and the Advocator Group for generously participating as well. While our golfers were out enjoying the course in the beautiful sunshine, Harpoon, Dunkin Donuts, Ben & Jerry Ice Cream and Hint Water kept them well fed and hydrated.  Because of this army of support, we have raised over $1.5 million for the Flutie Foundation programs and initiatives since we first hit the links.

 

Events like this remind me how fortunate we are to have so many wonderful business partners that support us in our mission. The results are powerful when we act together towards a common goal.  Because of our network, we have helped thousands of families by identifying and funding organizations to provide therapeutic, educational, recreational, and employment supports for people with autism - allowing them to live their lives to the fullest on a daily basis. If you were at the tournament, you got to see this first hand.  Our Flutie Spectrum Enterprise (FSE) team was there selling raffle tickets and speaking to golfers about the importance of finding employment opportunities for adults on the spectrum.  This simply could not be possible without the help of our sponsors and partners. They have played an instrumental role in the success of the DFJFA and have allowed us to advance our mission on a broader level year after year.

 

Not only does the power of giving have reaching benefits for our foundation, all these wonderful organizations and teams of people who have helped us benefit too.  Taking corporate social responsibility seriously helps by building better communities and in turn, allows the world to see how these companies are making the world a better place. People want to make a difference and reward employers with their loyalty when given this opportunity.  Doing good is good business. From financial contributions, to the donation of auction items, food and beverages, and of course, manpower from the volunteer staffing - help came in every form. We are grateful and humbled to call so many of you our partners.

 

If you are interested in hearing more about how your company can join our team of partners, please feel free to contact me at kdentremont@flutiefoundation.org.

 

Many thanks and good wishes for a fun, healthy summer!

 

All my best,

Keith Dentremont, Director of Development

P.S. The "Full Of Life" blog is a place where we celebrate families affected by autism who are living life to the fullest and offer tips and tools for daily living.  We often invite guest bloggers to join the conversation. Do you have a story about living life to the fullest? Email us at info@flutiefoundation.org and your blog submission could be featured!