Contact Us/Donate

Patrick's PALS
Contact:  James Vershbow, Tournament Director
Phone:  617.599.2641

Patrick's PALS exists to support FRAXA's efforts to fund research to find a cure for Fragile X.  Our 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is a special day, full of spirit and goodwill! But Patrick's PALS is more than just a one-day event.  Fundraising is a year-round effort, and many of our most devoted supporters/contributors have never stepped on the basketball courts.

Beginning the day after the previous year's tournament ends, planning is under way to make the next edition of Patrick's PALS better then the one it precedes! Mailings are created, networking is expanded and awareness is promoted.

And on May 30th, 2015, with the gym full of supporters and Patrick's PALS XIX at its' apex, Fragile X, the most common inherited common cause of autism & intellectual disabilities worldwide, will still be affecting 1 in 4000 males and 1 in 6-8000 females worldwide.

We need your support!


There are two ways to make a donation:

1. Through the internet... To make your donation by Credit Card, please click on the following link: 


2. By mail... To make a donation by check (Made payable to FRAXA) or by cash, please send it to the following address: 

FRAXA  c/o James & Pamela Vershbow
46 Lovell Road    Watertown, MA    02472

FRAXA... A Non-Profit Organization

FRAXA funds grants and fellowships at universities all over the world. They have funded more than $19 million dollars in top-notch science. FRAXA's management expenses have always been just 4% or less of income, as they have just one full-time staff, three part time staff, and hundreds of volunteer parents. Since FRAXA was founded, the Fragile X field has grown tremendously, due in large part to their grass-roots efforts. FRAXA's 501c3 tax-exempt status can be viewed by clicking on the the following link: