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Marlins to host autism awareness night



MIAMI -- In celebration of National Autism Awareness Month, the Florida Marlins are proud to host Baseball for Autism Awareness on Sunday, April 25th at 8:05 p.m. The Marlins organization is offering discounted tickets through Baseball for Autism Awareness for fans to see Florida take on the Atlanta Braves in a nationally televised ESPN Sunday Night Game.

Baseball for Autism Awareness will have tables in front of the Gate G entrance at Pro Player Stadium prior to Sunday's game to distribute information to fans about autism. Additional information can be found on the organization's website, baseballforautismawareness.com.


Ceremonies will include a pregame parade of young autistic students with Billy the Marlin, an autistic child singing the National Anthem, a group of autistic children singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch and a video tribute from the National Baseball Hall of Fame made for Autism Awareness Night.


Baseball for Autism Awareness' website describes how the organization is dedicated to the idea of promoting community awareness about autism through the beloved sport of baseball and believes there is no better sport for bringing together families while providing valuable information about the early diagnosis of autism and intervention strategies for young children with autism.


Although Baseball for Autism Awareness will spearhead the evening's activities, more than 50 groups that do work related to autism have been invited to participate in the event.


The April 25th game vs. the Braves is also Luis Castillo Youth Gold Glove Night, where the first 5,000 children 12 and under will receive a free baseball glove in celebration of 2003 Gold Glove winner and All-Star second baseman.


Fans seeking to purchase discounted tickets to the April 25th game with Baseball for Autism Awareness should contact Lisa Corcoran at 732.818.1145 or visit baseballforautismawareness.com. Groups that do work related to autism that are interested in the event should also contact Lisa Corcoran at the above number.

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