Patrick’s PALS 23rd Annual Basketball Tournament Raises $140,000 for Fragile X Research

Patrick’s PALS 23rd Annual Basketball Tournament Raises $140,000 for Fragile X Research

Patrick’s PALS has grown from a twelve-team tournament to a 36-team extravaganza! On four half-courts, 18 first-round games set teams on a path to the winners or losers bracket. After that, it was all about staying alive and avoiding elimination by not losing two games. In the end, two veteran teams faced off for the rights to ensure their names would be engraved on the PALS Trophy: the multiple-past-champion Kline Team and the always-in-the-mix Gray Team (pictured above). Gray entered the finals with one loss, so they needed to beat Kline twice. That they did to become the Champions of Patrick’s PALS XXIII!

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22nd Patrick’s PALS Basketball Tournament Raises $125,000 for Fragile X Research!

22nd Patrick’s PALS Basketball Tournament Raises $125,000 for Fragile X Research!

The Patrick’s PALS 22nd Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament benefiting FRAXA Research Foundation took place on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (BB&N) in Cambridge. 36 teams signed up and were squeezed into the 32-team, double-elimination format raising another $125,000 for Fragile X research!

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Patrick’s PALS XXIII 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Patrick’s PALS XXIII 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Patrick’s PALS 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is a 32-team, double elimination event to raise funds for Fragile X research. With four half-courts in constant use, the Jack Etter Gymnasium inside the Nicholas Athletic Center at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge is the place to be from 8 am to 3 pm.

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Patrick’s PALS XXII 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Patrick’s PALS XXII 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Patrick’s PALS XXII, a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament established in 1997 by James & Pamela Vershbow (and three very close friends) is on for Saturday June 2, 2018 from 8 AM to 3 PM. The 32-team, double elimination, 4-half-courts-in-use tournament will take place at The Jack Etter Gymnasium inside The Nicholas Athletic Center at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School on Gerry’s Landing Road in Cambridge.

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Boys Basketball Fundraiser Kicks Off The Season of Giving

Boys Basketball Fundraiser Kicks Off The Season of Giving

On Saturday morning, November 17, 60 boys, their parents and a bunch of volunteers gathered in Newton, MA for the 3rd annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament, sponsored by the Newton Athletic Association (NAA), a program of Newton Community Education. The event is a fun competition of teams of three players competing for bragging rights of which team is king of the local youth basketball program.

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Run Your Own Event

Run Your Own Event

Hold your own event to raise funds and awareness for Fragile X. It’s easy if you start close to home. Raise money in honor of someone you love, ask friends and family to help, do something that makes you feel great! You could also contact your local media and see if they will feature your event and your story.

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Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Andres Centellas, MBA Andres became involved in the Fragile X community following the diagnosis of his oldest son. Since then, he has been dedicated to raising awareness of Fragile X and other rare diseases and to supporting the inclusion of people with special needs. Currently, Andres works as an Alliance Manager in Global Business Development at Takeda. He holds an MLA, including a Global Studies certificate, from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from the University of Delaware, and a BA in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University. Katie Clapp, MSPresident and Co-Founder In 1994, after her son Andy was diagnosed with Fragile X, Katie, her husband Michael Tranfaglia, and a third parent, Kathy May, founded FRAXA. Katie has a BA in History from Harvard and a Masters degree in Computer Science from UNC Chapel Hill. She worked as a software engineer and instructor in computer science before FRAXA.Read more