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Flutie to make Fraser Field visit

When the North Shore Spirit take on the Worcester Tornadoes at Fraser Field Friday night (first pitch 7:05), it will be Doug Flutie Dropkick Bobblehead Night. The first 1,000 fans entering the park will receive a bobblehead, courtesy of Woodman’s of Essex, commemorating Flutie’s dropkick for an extra point in the New England Patriots’ 28-26 loss to Miami on Jan. 1, 2006, at Gillette Stadium. It was the first successful dropkick in the NFL since 1941.Flutie will be on hand Friday night to dropkick the ceremonial first pitch. Before the game, Flutie will entertain the crowd with his other passion in life: music. The Flutie Brothers Band will be performing live for the Fraser faithful.Flutie’s appearance will benefit the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism (www.dougflutiejrfoundation.org), which helps financially disadvantaged families care for their children with autism and funds education and research into the causes and consequences of childhood autism.Fans can watch Flutie’s miracle Hail Mary pass to beat the Miami Hurricanes when he was a quarterback at Boston College in 1984: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3ykWbu2Gl0

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