Local Olympian Raises Money for Autism

September 7, 2012 Updated Sep 7, 2012 at 7:45 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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September 7, 2012 Updated Sep 7, 2012 at 7:45 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Local Olympian Matt Anderson's family offered him constant support throughout the London games, and throughout the years of training that got him there.

The Olympics are an experience that West Seneca native Matt Anderson won't soon forget.

While he was swinging away across the pond, he knew his family and local community were with him the whole way.

Anderson wants to give back. During his short time back at home he is spending some quality time with family, and raising money for a cause that hits close to home.

The Olympic volleyball star is giving back to his family by helping his nephew Tristin, and other local kids with autism.

Over vacation Matthew watched intently as Tristin worked on his IPad. Matt was amazed at how Tristin has able to navigate through the multiple apps. Matt found out that Tristin uses the IPad in School and currently IPads are not a part of the Autistic classrooms in West Seneca.

So Matthew had an idea to have a dunk tank for donations at his party to raise money to buy Tristin's class a set of IPads. Dunk an Olympian will be part of a welcome home party for Matt, where party goers will be able to dunk Matt for a donation.

Nicknamed "Squeaks-A-Palooza". A good time with a strong message, put on by a caring member of the local community.

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