FirstService Residential to Co-Host 2nd Annual Homerun for Autism Charity Softball Game

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High-Rise Division of FirstService Residential to take on John C. Cassidy Air Conditioning in charity softball game benefiting FAU’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

We are so excited to bring the event back this year, and hope to raise even more funds for The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at FAU.

Associates from the South Florida High-Rise Division of FirstService Residential, North America’s largest manager of residential communities, will take to the softball field for a charity softball game against John C. Cassidy Air Conditioning. The 2nd Annual Homerun for Autism Charity Softball Game will be held at Roger Dean Stadium on Saturday, October 8th at 3:00 p.m. Last year’s game raised $12,000 for The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) at FAU. Associates from both groups are hoping to exceed that amount at this year’s event.

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) at FAU is a community-based program providing assistance and support to people with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities, their families, the professionals serving them and the community at large.

“Last year, when we had the idea to organize a charity softball game, we didn’t anticipate the outpouring of support we would receive, nor did we imagine it would be so successful. From our associates to our vendors, to Roger Dean Stadium, everyone came out in a big way to support this very important cause,” said Christopher L. Pappas, senior vice president of FirstService Residential. “We are so excited to bring the event back this year, and hope to raise even more funds for The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at FAU.”

The event will feature family-fun activities, games, food, entertainment and giveaways. Former MLB baseball players, including Rick Ankiel of the Saint Louis Cardinals, Robby Thompson of the San Francisco Giants and Bill Gullickson of the Montreal Expos and Detroit Tigers, will also be present signing autographs.

There is a $10 entry fee, which includes food and beverage. Children under 10 are free. For more information, visit https://homerunforautism.eventbrite.com.

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 http://www.fsresidential.com

About the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at Florida Atlantic University
FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) provides expert consulting, training and support, at no charge, for people with autism and related disabilities, their families, employers, the professionals and community and governmental agencies serving them. Serving Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties, FAU CARD has offices in Boca Raton, Jupiter and Port St. Lucie. To learn more about FAU CARD, please call at 561-297-2055 or visit http://coe.fau.edu/centersandprograms/card/index.php.

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 http://www.fau.edu.

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