FirstService Residential and John C. Cassidy Air Conditioning Host 2nd Annual Homerun for Autism Charity Softball Game

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South Florida High-Rise Division of FirstService Residential raises nearly $19,000 for FAU’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.

The South Florida High-Rise Division of FirstService Residential, North America’s premier property management company, played John C. Cassidy Air Conditioning in a charity softball game on Saturday, November 19th, at Roger Dean Stadium. The 2nd Annual Homerun for Autism Charity Softball Game was part of an afternoon that raised nearly $19,000 for The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) at FAU. Last year’s game raised $12,000 for the cause.

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 we had the idea to organize a charity softball game to benefit The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at FAU, a cause that is very dear to my heart,” said Christopher L. Pappas, senior vice president of FirstService Residential. “And with the support of the community, our friends at John C. Cassidy and Roger Dean Stadium, and of course, the associates at FirstService Residential who participated and dedicated their time to this cause, that idea became a huge success. We have raised more than $31,000 in the last two years. To say that I am honored to be a part of it, would be an understatement.”

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. Former MLB baseball players, including Robby Thompson of the San Francisco Giants, Bill Gullickson of the Montreal Expos and Detroit Tigers and Jeff Reardon of the Montreal Expos and Minnesota Twins were also present signing autographs.

The event was deemed such a success that one is already in the works for 2017. FirstService Residential, who lost by one run, has demanded a rematch next fall. Again, all proceeds will go to FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.

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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