Team Spectrum Designs golfs to support autism programs

Toni Malafonte, Debbie Celebre, Dara Seaman, Stella Spanakos competed in the Making Authentic Friendships Golf Outing last month. (Photo courtesy of Spectrum Designs Foundation)

The ladies of Team Spectrum Designs – Malafonte, Debbie Celebre, Dara Seaman, Stella Spanakos – played in the Making Authentic Friendships Golf Outing at Great River Golf Club in Milford, Connecticut at the end of April.

The outing was created by Juliana Fetherman and her family to help bring awareness and raise funds for charities that support those with autism. Her inspiration was her younger brother, Michael Fetherman who attends the Nicholas Center and works at Spectrum Designs, both located in Port Washington. On behalf of the Making Authentic Friendships Golf Outing, Fetherman donated $5,000 to Spectrum Designs and the Nicholas Center.

The Ladies of Team Spectrum said they had a great day of golf for a wonderful cause and are grateful to the Fetherman family for hosting the event.

“Spectrum Designs has helped my brother grow immensely and offers him opportunities he wouldn’t get anywhere else. It has truly changed our lives for the better. My family and I are happy to be able to contribute to the continued growth and success of this organization.”

For over a decade, Spectrum Designs and Nicholas Center have been committed to providing individuals with Autism an opportunity to experience pre-vocational training, an introduction to the world of work and productive experiences in the community. With an estimated 90% unemployment rate among young adults with autism, the two organizations provide a safe and supportive environment in which to work, learn and expand horizons.

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Submitted by Spectrum Designs Foundation



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