Birthday wishes for a great cause

Quentin Santercole has decided to invite his friends and family to celebrate his 11th birthday at the FC Buffalo game on May 27, 2016 7 p.m. against the Erie Commodores, and he’s inviting all of you, too!

As part of his birthday celebration, Quentin is collecting donations to benefit The Summit Center and their school for children and young adolescents with autism.

FC Buffalo is partnering with Quentin for its Friday, May 27 game versus Erie Commodores. For each ticket sold through this link, FC Buffalo will donate $2 in support of Summit and all of the families they serve throughout the region.

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Quentin’s dedication to helping Summit is important to him as his younger brother Kubrick was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. Summit spent hours with Kubrick at home, working on his eye contact and social skills, all for the hope that he would talk one day.

Now Kubrick, age 13, is a student at a district school and is excelling in his studies. Kubrick enjoys going to Summit four times a month for expeditions to continue to work on his social skills.

Quentin has always had a charitable spirit. When Quentin turned 8 years old he decided to donate all his toys to Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He invited 60 friends and received bags and bags of toys that he personally delivered to the kids. He chose this charity because his mom, Juli, was diagnosed with lung cancer.

This past winter Quentin gathered hats, gloves and scarves and donated them to the Buffalo City Mission.

Quentin would now like to give back to The Summit Center to use the donations as they feel fit, for everything they have done for Kubrick in helping him become the big brother he is today.

Please purchase tickets by following this link.

Soccer Shots Buffalo has also joined in the effort, by committing a portion of the proceeds earned from its new partnership with FC Buffalo. During FC Buffalo home matches, participating children will have the opportunity to learn the game at an introductory level from Soccer Shots’ top coaches and FC Buffalo players. Visit here for registration information.

The Summit Center is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Amherst, NY, that provides educational, behavioral health, adult, and community programs and services to 2700 individuals each year with autism and other developmental, social and behavioral challenges. To learn more, visit