BALTIMORE, MD, – December 17, 2013 – Paul Rabil, midfielder for the Boston Cannons and Three-Time MLL Offensive Player of the Year, has successfully launched the third annual Paul Rabil Foundation Holiday Magic Gala. On December 12, 2013, hosted by the PRF’s Board of Directors, the Gala raised over $70,000. Included in the evening hosted at Sammy’s Trattoria in Baltimore, was Chef Sammy’s food, beverages brought to you by Southern Wine & Spirits, live music from Frank & Trish Curreri, Casino tables and patron gambling brought to you by Maryland Live! Casinos, and a silent and live auction room. ESPN analyst, Quint Kessenich, emceed the sold out event on Charles Street. All 210 guests received a gift bag that accompanied a signed Rabil PRF-engraved ball by Sports Stop, custom PRF OT Sports socks, a Maryland Live slot machine voucher, KIND Snacks and a PRF bidding paddle.
Rabil will continue to actively create awareness to advance the purpose of this major philanthropic effort. The mission of the PRF is to help children across the country, especially those with learning differences, realize their full potential by supporting programs and partnerships that advance their lives and opportunities through athletics.
Dedicated to providing opportunities to dyslexic children, the PRF partners with The Lab School of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, as well as The Jemicy School in Baltimore. In 2011, The PRF fully equipped and launched the first mens and womens varsity lacrosse program at the Lab School in Washington DC. Since then, the PRF has raised over 15 micro grant scholarships, dedicated to students seeking financial aid to attend one of these three schools. Jean Anne Rabil, PRF Executive Director, says “through the Foundation, we will be able to make a huge difference in a child’s life every year. For those that have struggled, there is hope in achieving their dreams.”
Dyslexia is a reading disability that occurs when the brain does not properly recognize and process certain symbols. It is the most common form of reading, writing, and spelling difficulties. Dyslexia is a syndrome of varied symptoms affecting over 40 million people in the United States. “I grew up with learning differences. Along with many people with which I am very close, we continue to overcome these challenges each day,” says Paul Rabil.
For more on the PRF and these initiatives, please visit: http://www.PaulRabilFoundation.org.
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