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Mark Fidrych Foundation receives $10,000 donation from Teamsters Local 25 Autism Fund

(l to r) Teamsters Local 25 Secretary-Treasurer Tom Mari, Jessica Fidrych, Local 25 President Sean O’Brien, Ann Fidrych, Christine, Bill and Liam Fitzgerald, and Fidyrch Foundation Board member Denyse TurpinRegion – Teamsters Local 25 President Sean O’Brien on May 3 presented more than $275,000 to 12 local autism non-profits, including a $10,000 donation to the Mark Fydrich Foundation, which continues the legacy of legendary baseball player Mark Fidrych, with an emphasis on enhancing the lives of children and adults with special needs through sports. The grant was made in the name of Northborough resident, Liam Fitzgerald, known internationally as “The Fist Bump Kid.”

“Local 25 is proud to have raised more than $4-million in the last 11 years for local, regional and national autism organizations,” said O’Brien. “We’re excited to support the Mark Fidrych Foundation again in the name of Liam Fitzgerald. Liam loves sports and has participated in the local challenger league that is supported by the organization. We’re continually impressed by the coaches and volunteers of these leagues and how they empower the participants to succeed.”

In its 11th year, the Teamsters Local 25 Autism Fund has donated more than $4 million since its inception.

To learn more about Teamsters Local 25’s commitment to autism, visit

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