|Friday, 25 May 2012 07:51|
Matthew Fahey and Damien Haas participated in the Harmony and Hoops Charity Basketball Game on Saturday, May 19th.
Damien tweeted about the event on Saturday, "Practicing my shot with @mattlfahey. #harmonyandhoops"
This event was in support of autism awareness. Here are details from Matthew's website:
Harmony and Hoops is part of the global effort, NConcert4Autism, to extend peace and uplift individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism is a developmental disability that causes substantial impairments in social interaction, communication, and physical activities. People with autism have unusual ways of learning, paying attention, and reacting to sensations. The current prevalence of autism is 1 in 88 children in the United States, 1 in 54 boys, up 78% since 2008. Those with autism face life-long challenges and are often the victims of violence and apathy.
Harmony and Hoops, then, is designed to raise autism awareness and generate funds to support NConcert4Autism and the benefiting charities. Athletes, actors, recording artists, and others will not only participate in a competitive game, but also meet, encourage, and listen to children and families living with autism. Through compassionate gamesmanship, players will create a symphony of peace and understanding. Harmony and Hoops is one of the global Peace Day activities.
Proceeds benefit the following NConcert4Autism charities: Autism Speaks, For OC Kids Neurodevelopmental Center, ReachBack LA, and The Tyler Foundation For Disabilities.
Did you have a chance to go to this event?
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