Montgomery Village, MD, – March 21, 2017 – Paul Rabil, midfielder for Team USA, the New York Lizards, and architect of the Paul Rabil Foundation (PRF) is pleased to announce a 2017 contribution of sixty-five thousand dollars ($65,000.00) in micro-grant scholarships to school partners. Since 2011, the PRF has partnered with the Lab School in Washington DC, the Lab School of Baltimore, The Jemicy School, the Odyssey School, the National Dyslexia Tutoring Program, the Windward School, Harlem Lacrosse and the Charm City Youth Lacrosse League. Katherine Schantz, the Head of School at the Lab School in Washington DC, said "we are so delighted to be recipients once again. We have more requests for financial aid than ever, so we feel doubly grateful for the generosity of the foundation."
Dedicated to providing opportunities to children with learning differences, the PRF has fully funded and assisted in launching the first men's and women’s varsity lacrosse program at the Lab School in Washington DC, and has replenished other lacrosse equipment needs to partner programs. Since the Foundation’s inception, the PRF has committed 90 micro-grant scholarships to students and families seeking financial aid. Executive Director, Jean Anne Rabil, said "thanks to the support of our donors, sponsors and voluntary efforts, we were able to make a meaningful impact with our scholarship donations and lacrosse contributions to all of our partners for the sixth consecutive year."
Rabil will continue to actively create awareness to advance the purpose of his philanthropic effort. The PRF is committed to helping children with learning differences by creating programs and partnerships through sport and scholarship.
Dyslexia is a syndrome of varied symptoms affecting over 40 million people in the United States. It is the most common form of reading, writing, and spelling differences. "I grew up with learning differences. Moreover, I’m been blessed for the opportunity to share my experiences with children who are currently challenged in school. We continue to overcome our learning differences together, every day,” says Paul Rabil.