College Temple Men's Basketball Set to Participate in the 2nd Annual Autism Awareness Weekend in NCAA College Hoops On February 6-8, the NCAA will hold its 2nd Annual Autism Awareness Weekend. Temple Men’s basketball will take part in the awareness fundraiser. by Staff Post February 6, 2015 (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) On February 6-8, the NCAA will hold its 2nd Annual Autism Awareness Weekend. Temple Men’s basketball will take part in the awareness fundraiser. All NCAA coaches participating including the Temple Head Coach Fran Dunphy and his staff, will honor the organization by wearing blue puzzle piece lapel pins at their game against Memphis on Saturday (1:00 pm ET/ESPNews/1210 AM WPHT). The Coaches Powering Forward for Autism campaign was inspired by NCAA Men’s basketball coaches Pat Skerry of Towson and Tom Herrion of Georgia Tech, whose sons were both diagnosed with autism. For the second consecutive year the campaign has organized a weekend to raise awareness. Temple Owls not only participate, but also lead Division I schools in member engagement and rank third in money raised by the organization for Autism Awareness. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are a group of complex disorders of brain development that impact a person’s ability to communicate and socialize. In 2005, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, was founded and has been dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention and treatment. We greatly encourage all who can, to support the cause in some way. You can learn more about Autism Speaks by clicking HERE. Post Views: 905 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Staff Post Latest posts by Staff Post (see all) The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 DGS Staff Reflects on Favorite 2019 Metro-Area Sports Moments - December 31, 2019 Related TopicsAutism Awareness WeekendFran DunphyTemple Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Can't Miss Posts! 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Predictions: Play-In Round by Will Wiegelman | posted on June 22, 2020 Pascack Hills Grad Brianna Musco Finds Calling in Music by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on July 23, 2020 Talent Has No Gender: Crystal Bradford Gears Up for Major “Hoopquality” Event by Candace Cordelia | posted on July 21, 2020 Ranking all 32 Projected Starting QBs ahead of the 2020 NFL Season by Peter Snyder | posted on April 30, 2020 Joe Quinones is the Definition of a Baseball Journeyman by Eli Fishman | posted on July 21, 2020 Podcasts More in College Montclair State junior Jack Barteck shares his passion for sports journalism Born and raised in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, Jack Barteck faced serious challenges early on... Seton Hall’s Rick Cerone inducted into National College Baseball Hall of Fame MLB veteran was a two-time All-American at SHU and helped lead the Pirates to... UConn Becomes First FBS Program to Withdraw from CFB Season UConn, which announced their removal from the American Athletic Conference earlier this year, was... You Know I’m Right, Episode 28: The Rock Buys the XFL, Bella Twins, WWE and MLB (Audio) On the 28th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined... Temple Senior Will Cummings joins the 1,000 Point Club Is MAAC Men's Basketball Really a Two-Team Race?