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Paul Rabil Foundation to Host Holiday Dyslexia Benefit

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Nov 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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The New York Lizards’ Paul Rabil will host his charity’s second annual New York City holiday fundraiser on December 7, 2017. The Paul Rabil Foundation is dedicated to helping children with learning differences by creating programs and partnerships through sport and scholarship. To date, the foundation has raised more than $575,000 and funded over 90 scholarships.

Rabil Creates Opportunities for Youth

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The Paul Rabil Foundation builds opportunity for youth, specifically those with learning differences, though the avenue of sports. The proceeds from this year’s event will fund scholarships that will be distributed to children who attend these schools: The Lab School of Washington, Jemicy School, Baltimore Lab School, Dyslexic Tutoring Program, The Odyssey School in Stevenson and The Summit School.

Since its inception, Rabil’s foundation has distributed over $130,000 in micro-grant scholarships. It also helped build the first men’s and women’s varsity lacrosse programs at The Lab School in Washington, D.C. With an assist from Warrior Sports, the foundation donated helmets, sticks, protective equipment and jerseys to both programs.

The Paul Rabil Foundation 2017 Fundraiser Event Information

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December 7, 2017


6 — 9 p.m.


New York Athletic Club

180 Central Park South

New York, NY 10019


Business Attire Required


  • $450 per couple
  • $250 single admission

Event Includes:

  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Open bar
  • Silent and live auction items

If you would like to attend, you can purchase tickets here.

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a reading disability that occurs when the brain does not properly recognize and process certain symbols. Dyslexia is the most common form of reading, writing and spelling difficulties. It occurs when there is a problem in areas of the brain that help interpret language. Dyslexia is a syndrome of varied symptoms, which affects more than 40 million children and adults in the United States.

Dyslexia can cause:

  • Problems in school, including behavior issues
  • Loss of self-esteem
  • Reading problems that persist into adulthood, which may affect job performance, particularly if the syndrome was not addressed early in life

For more information, visit The Paul Rabil Foundation’s website.

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