Monday, October 02, 2006

City of Boston Honors Flutie for Autism Awareness Work

The City of Boston has named Nov. 13 as Doug Flutie Day and is honoring him at a concert to benefit the foundation he and his wife established in honor of their son who has autism. The Boston Globe reported this news today. A poster for the Symphony Hall concert, which features Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops conductor, and the rock band Boston, is available here.

Flutie has used his fame as a pro football player, and now TV sports commentator, to raise money to support families who have a child on the autism spectrum. The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism has raised more than $8 million for autism awareness, research and community-based programs since its founding in 1998.

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