FirstService Residential and John C. Cassidy Air Conditioning Raise $12,000 to Combat Autism

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South Florida High-Rise Division of FirstService Residential played John C. Cassidy Air Conditioning in a charity softball game to Benefit FAU’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

The South Florida High-Rise Division of FirstService Residential played John C. Cassidy Air Conditioning in a charity softball game on Saturday, October 10th, at Roger Dean Stadium. The game was part of an afternoon that raised $12,000 for The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) at FAU.

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) at FAU provides free services to people with autism and related disabilities, their families and the professionals serving them. As of June 30, 2015, FAU CARD has served 3750 registered individuals with autism and related disabilities in Palm Beach, Martin, Indian River, St. Lucia and Okeechobee counties.

Bill Falconio of John C. Cassidy Air Conditioning, and John Vitale and Steve Gutierrez of FirstService Residential spearheaded the charity softball game. “We were passionate about organizing an event to give back to our community. With the participation of Roger Dean Stadium and the support of so many of our vendors, a charity softball game came naturally,” said Falconio.

Vendor sponsorship was displayed throughout the Cassidy Cool Zone, an air-conditioned pavilion that offered an area for families to enjoy their food and beverages. The afternoon included a variety of games, face painting, and raffles to win signed memorabilia.

The event was deemed such a success that one is already in the works for 2016; FirstService Residential has demanded a rematch on October 8, 2016 at Roger Dean Stadium, with a $10 entry donation, which includes food and beverage. All proceeds will go to FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.

About the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at Florida Atlantic University
The Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at Florida Atlantic University provides free supports and services for people with autism and similar disabilities, their families, schools and community agencies. Serving Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties, FAU CARD has offices in Boca Raton, Jupiter and Port St. Lucie, serving almost 4,000 families.

In addition to direct support for families and schools, FAU CARD provides workshops and trainings; hosts support groups, and helps foster community understanding of and better services for persons with autism and related disabilities. CARD also provides free developmental screenings in its new mobile screening clinic throughout its service region. To learn more about FAU CARD, please visit or call at 561-297-2055.

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

About John C. Cassidy
John C. Cassidy Air Conditioning was founded in 1960 and is the largest independent, family owned air conditioning contractor in South Florida. The reputation of the company has been built on its customer service, quality of work and integrity. John C. Cassidy provides services 24-hours a day, 7-days a week for both residential and commercial applications. For more information visit

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

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