Thank you for your interest in the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation. I am thrilled to be running in the 2020 Boston Marathon for Dougie's Team. I'll share a bit about this wonderful foundation and its impact on folks affected by autism. But first, I'd like to tell you about my nephew, Patrick Joseph Tinsley, ("PJ").
PJ is my oldest nephew: a sweet 11-year-old kid who has lived with autism all his life. Despite his limitations, PJ tackles each day with boundless energy and optimism. He has brought joy and light to our family, and he inspires us to keep going during challenging times.
Please join me in raising money for the Flutie Foundation, which seeks to improve the quality of life for individuals and families affected by autism. Your donations provide families with a variety of resources and support, and allow folks like PJ to engage the world more meaningfully.
More about the Foundation:
Former NFL Quarterback, Doug Flutie, and his wife Laurie started the Doug Flutie, Jr. Flutie Foundation for Autism in 1998 after their son, Dougie, was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. Their personal experience of raising a son on the autism spectrum inspired them to help others on an equally long and challenging journey. Over its 20-year history, the Flutie Foundation has distributed over $14 million to schools and organizations who provide clinical therapies, respite services, recreational programs, social skills training, job supports and more for people affected by autism.
The Flutie Foundation also provides education technology tools, adaptive camp scholarships, safety equipment, and direct family support through its special programs. The Flutie Foundation’s newest initiative, Flutie Spectrum Enterprises, will help create businesses to employ adults with autism.
Learn More | www.flutiefoundation.org
The Flutie Foundation is proud to participate in the Boston Athletic Association’s Official Charity Program.