The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, in partnership with Get Air Trampoline Parks, recently presented a $10,000 donation to the Eagles Autism Challenge. This donation will help The Eagles Autism Challenge in its efforts to support innovative research and programs to improve lives of people, families and communities impacted by autism.
The Flutie Foundation and Get Air Trampoline Parks have partnered for the last two years during April in celebration of Autism Awareness month, raising funds at Get Air’s locations across the country. This campaign has generated more than $400,000 to support autism-related causes nation-wide.
Spearheaded by Philadelphia Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie, the Eagles Autism Challenge is a one-day bike ride and family-friendly 5K run/walk dedicated to raising funds for innovative autism research and programs. The signature event is fully supported by the entire Eagles organization and one hundred percent of participant-raised funds go on to benefit world-class institutions conducting cutting-edge research in Philadelphia. The inaugural event, held in May 2018, raised in excess of $2.5 million, featured more than 3,300 bikers, runners and walkers, and had 24,700 donors from 20 countries. The second annual Eagles Autism Challenge has been set for Saturday, May 18, 2019. To register, participants are encouraged to visit www.eaglesautismchallenge.org.
“We have seen first-hand over 20 years the progress that can be made by leveraging a football-centric brand to raise funds and create impact in the autism community”, said Nick Savarese, Executive Director of the Flutie Foundation, which was founded by former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie, “so we are thrilled to see the Eagles take on this ambitious and necessary effort. We are also incredibly grateful to Get Air Trampoline Parks for sharing this vision and helping to build these much-needed, innovative collaborations.”
“It is wonderful in our first year to partner with an established autism organization like the Flutie Foundation, and we are also grateful to Get Air Trampoline Parks, who have two nearby parks in King of Prussia and Freehold, NJ. Together, we will make strides in driving critical research and funding efforts towards autism causes,” said Ryan Hammond, Executive Director of Eagles for Autism.
“We are passionate about helping people with autism live healthier, active lives, and we have many Eagles fans who have supported our autism campaign efforts at our King of Prussia and Freehold locations. So this is a wonderful opportunity for us to give back,” said Ashton Goodell, CMO of Get Air Trampoline Parks.