June 7, 2018

The annual Carlos Placido- Dunkin’ Donuts Golf Classic for Autism was held at the Franklin Country Club in Franklin, MA on Monday, June 4, 2018.  Started 21 years ago by Dunkin’ franchisee Neal Faulkner, the event has raised more than $2 million since its founding.

On Monday, 124 golfers and philanthropists gathered under rainy skies to dine, golf, and support the NECC Annual Fund through sponsorships, raffles and a live auction, raising more than $189,000.  The Annual Fund provides financial support to ensure children with autism at NECC and throughout our programs around the world receive additional supports needed to provide a comprehensive educational program:  adapted physical education equipment, transportation to and from vocational jobs, instructive technology, the latest educational research breakthroughs, and much more. 

Sponsors for this year’s event include Dunkin’ Donuts, Dunkin’ Brands, Ecolab, 3M, Berkshire Bank, Investment Properties Limited, Leighton Orient Football Club, Marcovich, Mansour & Capobianco, LLC, NCR Corp., Prince Castle/Silver King, Supreme Industrial Products, Taylor Freezer of New England, Greenwood Industries, Brown & Brown of Massachusetts, LLC,  National DCP, SureShot Solutions, Serpa/Thomas Network, WB Mason, Smith & Reynolds, P.C., Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C., Bank RI, and Dunkin’ franchisees Cafua Management, Costa Donuts, Daly/Kenney Group, Worcester Donuts, Canton Distributors, CPL, East Bay Donuts, Mansfield Donuts, TEC’s Donuts, Rt. 1 Plainville Donuts, DEC’s Donuts, Aquidneck Donuts, CA Donuts, Newton Donuts, Inc., North Canton Donuts, Dekk Group, and Taylor Donuts. 

We are grateful to all attendees, sponsors, and volunteers for continuing to make this event a success year after year.