Florida Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves game for Autism Awareness
"Baseball for Autism Awareness" in conjunction with the Florida Marlins present "Autism Awareness Night." The event will take place on Sunday April 25, 2004, at Pro Player Stadium when the team hosts the Atlanta Braves at 8:00 p.m. Pre-game ceremonies in support of autism awareness begin at 7:30 p.m. The goal of Marlins Autism Awareness Night is to promote community awareness of autism, and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention for young autistic children. The Marlins also hope to provide a fun-filled night at the ball park for children and adults with autism and their families.
As part of the night's festivities, the Marlins will provide discount tickets to persons with autism and their families. Autistic children will have a special opportunity to meet the Marlins' biggest fan and mascot, Billy the Marlin. There will also be a pre-game, on-field parade of young autistic children. "America the Beautiful" and "Take me out to the Ballgame" will be sung on the field by autistic performers. Educational information on autism awareness will be available at the stadium.
For more information about "Autism Awareness Night" visit the "Baseball for Autism Awareness" website.