League School Walks at The Xfinity Center!
League School of Greater Boston participated again this year in the 2014 Greater Boston Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Sunday, October 19. After many years of walking at Suffolk Downs racetrack in East Boston, this year’s venue was The Xfinity Center (formerly known as the Great Woods Center for Performing Arts), an outdoor amphitheater in Mansfield, Massachusetts. A perfect day for the walk—-bright & sunny, low 60’s, and no rain!
Walk Now for Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest grassroots autism walk program, and signature fundraising and awareness event. Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Team League School consisted of 23 registered walkers which included staff, current and former students, families and friends. At press time, the team has raised more than ***$7,400.00*****, again placing us in the top 15 fundraising teams! In addition, we exceeded our team recruitment and fundraising goals!
League School team members and other walkers were treated to a variety of entertainment—an acoustic guitarist, Jon James, and a break dancing group, the NBW Allstars, on The Xfinity Center’s main stage; an opening ceremony performance by Issa Pointer (formerly of the Pointer Sisters); and the Boston Higashi School Jazz Band performed as walkers completed the walk route. Snacks and water were provided to walkers by Frito Lay, and Uno Chicago Grill served a delicious lunch of salad, pizza, and hot dogs to walkers and volunteers. It was an enjoyable day for all!
Our fundraising continues until the end of this year—there’s still time to make a donation to our team! To make a secure donation online, visit www.walknowforautismspeaks.org and search for team “League School”. Thank you in advance for your support!