Doug Flutie to be Keynote Speaker at 2015 Via All-Star Basketball Banquet

LEHIGH VALLEY — Former NFL quarterback, Doug Flutie, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the Via All-Star Basketball Banquet, a sports event honoring the finest basketball talent from 37 high schools in the greater Lehigh Valley. The banquet will be held Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center. Source: Morning Call.

Photo shows Doug Flutie speaking from an excerpt “Doug Flutie: A Football Life” trailer.

“The Via All-Star Classic Basketball Committee is thrilled to have Doug Flutie as our banquet speaker,” said Traci Cyr, Via All-Star Basketball Classic committee chair. “Not only was he an outstanding athlete, but his work with the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation has helped many affected by autism live life to the fullest. The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation helps people with autism get access to care; lead more active lifestyles; and grow toward adult independence. Flutie’s advocacy and work helps organizations like Via of the Lehigh Valley by continuing to keep autism awareness and the need for services for families in the forefront.”
The Via All-Star Awards Banquet recognizes members of the Via All-Star teams, Players of the Year, Teams of the Year, awards scholarships for student athletes and inducts members into the Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame.
Watch “Doug Flutie: A Football Life” trailer

Flutie first rose to prominence during his career at Boston College, where he received the prestigious Heisman Trophy and the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award in 1984. His “Hail Mary” touchdown pass in a game against Miami on November 23, 1984 (dubbed “Hail Flutie”) is considered among the greatest moments in college football and American sports history. Flutie was selected as the 285th pick in the 11th round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams, making him the lowest drafted Heisman Award winner among those who were drafted. Flutie played that year for the New Jersey Generals of the upstart United States Football League. In 1986 he signed with the NFL’s Chicago Bears, and later played for the New England Patriots, becoming their starting quarterback in 1988. Flutie’s son has autism, and the Fluties established The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc. in honor of him.
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