Patrick’s PALS Hosting 28th Annual Charity Event to Raise Awareness of Fragile X Syndrome

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The following information was provided by Patrick’s PALS:

On June 1, 2024 Watertown residents James and Pamela Vershbow will run their 28th Annual charity event. Named after their now 31-year old son, Patrick’s PALS 

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament (established, 1997) raises awareness of Fragile X Syndrome, the most common inherited form of autism and intellectual disabilities worldwide.  Patrick was diagnosed with Fragile X at 10 months of age, and has been learning to live and survive life with the disability ever since. Patrick currently attends BeaverbrookStep, an adult services program based in Watertown, during the day Monday through Friday, and lives at home with James, Pamela, his younger sister Abigail, three cats and one dog! 

ALL proceeds from this event go to FRAXA Research Foundation (established, 1994). Based in Newburyport, FRAXA’s sole goal is to find a cure; they are responsible for $35 million dollars in direct investment in Fragile X research. Patrick’s PALS is proud to have raised over $2 million in support of FRAXA’s efforts.

Event Details
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: The TRACK at New Balance, 91 Guest St., Boston (Brighton)

Activities Include:

Basketball Tournament … Witness 32 teams compete in a thrilling double-elimination format. Not playing? No worries, there’s plenty to enjoy!

Family-Friendly Field Activities … Join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Food … Breakfast available until 11 a.m. and lunch starting at noon.

Ice Cream Truck … Treat yourself from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Raffles & Silent Auction … Win sports memorabilia, game tickets, and more.

Shooting Contests … Test your skills in our 3-point and half-court shooting contests.

Contact:  James Vershbow, Tournament Director, 617-599-2641 and

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