FirstService Residential Partners with Local Companies to Co-Host 4th Annual Charity Softball Game and KidsFest
The event, which was held at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, raised more than $30,000 for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) at Florida Atlantic University. Over the past three years, the event has raised $70,000 for the cause.
The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at FAU is a community-based program providing consulting, training and support, at no charge, for people with autism and related disabilities, their families, employers, and the professionals and community and government agencies serving them.
“When we had the idea to organize a charity softball game a few years ago, we never imagined it would take off the way it has,” said Christopher L. Pappas, senior vice president, FirstService Residential. ”From the start, the support of the community, local businesses, and of course, the associates at FirstService Residential, has been remarkable. Together, we have raised more than $70,000 for The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at FAU. I am honored to be a part of that.”
The first game of the day was between FirstService Residential and Entrusted, with Entrusted moving on to beat the reigning champions John C. Cassidy Air Conditioning. In addition to the softball games, attendees were able to enjoy family fun day activities, including face painting, bounce houses, a petting zoo, autograph signings and other entertainment.
Plans for the 2019 Charity Softball Game are already underway, with all proceeds once again going to CARD at FAU.
About FirstService Residential
FirstService Residential is North America's largest manager of residential communities and the preferred partner of HOAs, community associations and strata corporations in the U.S. and Canada. FirstService Residential's managed communities include low-, mid- and high-rise condominiums and cooperatives, single-family homes, master-planned, lifestyle and active adult communities, and rental and commercial properties.
With an unmatched combination of deep industry experience, local market expertise and personalized attention, FirstService Residential delivers proven solutions and exceptional service that add value, enhance lifestyles and make a difference, every day, for every resident and community it manages. FirstService Residential is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, a North American leader in the property services sector. For more information, visit www.fsresidential.com.
About the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at Florida Atlantic University
FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) is a community-based program providing assistance and supports to people with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities, their families, the professionals serving them, employers and the community. FAU CARD was established and funded by the Florida Legislature through a grant through the Florida Department of Education to provide free services and supports to eligible constituents throughout our five-county service area: Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie. To learn more about FAU CARD, please call at 561-297-2055 or visit http://www.fau.edu/education/centersandprograms/card/.
About Florida Atlantic University
Florida Atlantic University, a member of Florida's State University System, was established by legislative act in 1961. In addition to its original 850-acre campus in Boca Raton, FAU has sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. With an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, FAU is currently serving more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students through its 10 colleges. For more information on Florida Atlantic University, visit www.fau.edu.