The city of Boston celebrated Nov. 13, 2006 as Doug Flutie Day. Flutie is seen here accepting the 2006 Red, White, and Blue Award for his work in promoting awareness and support for families with autism. The award is given each year to one of Boston's "local heroes."
The award was given to Bruce Springsteen in 2004 and Oscar Robertson in 2005. In addition to receiving the award, a concert was held at Symphony Hall featuring Keith Lockhart (conductor for the Boston Pops) and the rock group Boston. All benefits will go towards The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism. Also on the show was the James Montgomery Blues Band and Special Guests.
In 1998, Flutie and his wife, Laurie, began raising funds for autism. In 2000 they established the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism to honor of their son Doug, Jr., who has autism.
The foundation, which to date has raised over $8 million, strives to provide aid for disadvantaged families affected by autism, fund education and research about autism, and serves as a forum for new programs and services relating to the disease.
The band Boston performed some of ebony porn their favorite songs including "To Be A Man" as a tribute to Doug. About a dozen musicians from the Pops provided orchestral backing with strings, horns and percussion to make it a truly special performance.
Flutie even sat in on drums while drummer, Jeff Neal, picked up a guitar for the last encore of the night, "Smokin'". Big smiles were all around and a great time was had by all!