This season Matt Martin is fighting for a cause.
Martin, who started a charitable organization – The Matt Martin Foundation – in September, continued his mission to give back to the Brooklyn and Long Island communities by donating two SMART boards to the ACDS (Association for Children with Down Syndrome) school in Plainview on Tuesday.
“It was a great visit at ACDS today,” Martin said. “It gave me a chance to meet some of the children participating in the programs as well as see the children interacting with the SMART boards in the classroom. I am happy to see the donation on behalf of the foundation going to a great cause.”
The ACDS school’s mission is to provide lifetime resources of exceptional quality, innovation and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome, other developmental disabilities and their families, according to the school’s mission statement.
Martin developed a connection with the school after his first visit, at the behest of a man he met whose daughter had down syndrome. Shortly after, he incorporated ACDS into his foundation’s four major causes, along with the Islanders Children’s Foundation, Boomer Esiason Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis and the NYPD Widows and Children’s Fund.
Martin held a hockey clinic for children of NYPD officers in Brooklyn on Dec. 10 and hosted a charity poker night in September to launch the foundation, raising $45K for his causes.