BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — For eight years in a row, a South Florida organization has gathered loved ones and autism awareness advocates to raise money to make a difference about autism, all through a fun way.
Go Long for Luke, a nonprofit organization, held its annual flag football tournament Sunday in Boynton Beach.
The focus is on providing fun ways to get the community involved in raising awareness for children with autism.
The Greenfield family from New York got involved in this mission after their son, Luke, was diagnosed with autism. They've held events in New York, Georgia and in South Florida.
"I just think being able to get the kids aware and get neurologically typical kids thinking about the fact that not everybody is the same, and that people deserve to be treated with respect and treated with kindness," event chairman Josh Ruderman said. "If we're delivering that message, we're doing our job."
To learn more about their mission and upcoming events, click here.