WCF Teams Up With PBSO Deputy To Support ‘A Day For Autism’

Wellington Community Foundation board members presented PBSO Deputy Scott Poritz with $2,000 to sponsor “A Day for Autism.” (L-R) Dr. Gordon Johnson, Maggie Zeller, Mickey Smith, Pam Tahan, Poritz, Tom Wenham, Maria Becker, Barry Manning and Jim Sackett.

The Wellington Community Foundation’s Board of Directors recently voted unanimously to sponsor the upcoming “A Day for Autism” picnic scheduled for Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.).

This event is structured around building bridges between law enforcement and individuals with autism or related issues and their families. The annual event will include a day of music, fun and games.

“A Day for Autism” was founded in 2018 by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Scott Poritz of Wellington, who is once against organizing the event this year, in association with the Florida Atlantic University Center for Autism at Related Disabilities (FAU CARD). It will be the second year that the foundation has supported the picnic.

“Your donation had a huge impact on the event. The Wellington Community Foundation’s contribution was an important part of the equation that allowed for a successful event. We had extremely happy families with lots of smiles,” Poritz wrote in a letter to the foundation thanking the local nonprofit for sponsoring the 2019 event.

“This is a wonderful event that is directly in line with the foundation’s mission statement, which, in part, is dedicated to benefiting children by supporting and improving their quality of life,” WCF Director Barry Manning said. “It is so great for the children, as well as the families that attend.”

To support the upcoming event, contact Poritz at poritzs@pbso.org or call (561) 688-5427. To learn more about the Wellington Community Foundation, visit www.wellingtoncommunityfoundation.org.