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July 2018 | eNews

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Helping People Living With Autism Reach Their Goals


"Behind the scenes, this trip was not easy for me and at times I got very frustrated. However, just like for Tyler and Scott on the golf course, I was able to find focus on camera. With this life changing opportunity to be a Flutie Fellow covering such an exciting national event, I am one step closer to reaching my goal to become a Professional Sports Broadcaster."

- Andrew Roberts

Recently the Flutie Foundation had the opportunity to sponsor two incredible golfers with autism, Scott Rohrer (of South Carolina) and Tyler Lagasse (of Tyngsboro, MA), who competed in the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, earning Gold and Silver medals respectively. Flutie Foundation Fellow Andrew Roberts, a 14-year-old with autism who is an aspiring sports reporter, was in Seattle as well and reported on the three-day USA Championship golf “duel” between Tyler and Scott, bringing you exciting highlights and interviews.

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And of course, speaking of golf, Tyler Lagasse and Andrew will also be at our Flutie Foundation Golf Classic on Monday, September 17th at Brae Burn Country Club! We’d love for you to join us again this year. If you are interested in sponsoring a foursome or participating in any way you can sign up HERE!

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grants 2018.pngNEW! 2018 Grant Opportunities
 We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) for our 2018 Signature Grant Cycle from July 16 through August 15, 2018. Requests between $10,000 and $20,000 are required to submit an LOI. Full details and requirements can be found on our website.  Funding requests for less than $10,000 will be accepted via our on-line application September 1 through October 5, 2018. Organizations and schools are invited to apply for funding within one of the Foundation’s three focus areas: access to services, active lifestyles, and adult independence. Learn More »
Opportunity Lending.pngTeaming Up to Empower Entrepreneurs
The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, the Northeast Arc and Accion announced the launch of a new program, Opportunity Lending, which will provide micro loans to enhance employment and business opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. Loans ranging from $1,000 to $250,000 will be available to individuals who wish to advance a business or employment goal. They will be offered through the local nonprofit Accion.  Learn More »
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