The Boston University Men's Hockey team kicked off the 9th year of its partnership with Autism Speaks by volunteering at the 12th annual Greater Boston Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Sunday, Sept. 30 at Suffolk Downs in East Boston.
Captain Wade Megan and Assistant Captain Ryan Ruikka participated in the event’s ceremonial ribbon cutting with Liz Feld, President, Autism Speaks, Larry Cancro, Chair of the Greater Boston Board and SVP of Fenway Affairs at the Boston Red Sox, top new fundraising team, “Lyric’s Champs,” and Geoffrey, representing national corporate partner Toys R Us.
The Terriers provided significant support throughout the entire day from setup to breakdown including registering walkers, working with children in the event’s “Kids Korner,” and by signing autographs, posing for, and selling items benefitting Autism Speaks in the Resource Fair presented by Lindt. The Spirit Squad was on hand to cheer on Walkers as they crossed the start line and The Dog Pound student fan group took to the track to raise funds for Autism Speaks.
In 2012-13 this partnership will continue to grow as both the Men’s and Women’s Hockey players will be wearing an Autism Speaks puzzle patch on their jerseys for the entire season and have individual fundraising pages where individuals can make donations to support Autism Speaks – with a goal of raising $10,000.
This year Men’s and Women’s Hockey teams will once again host Autism Awareness nights (dates and times to be announced). At these games Boston University will include individuals on the spectrum and their families by providing tickets, setting aside a sensory friendly “Quiet Zone” and featuring them during pregame ceremonies.
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To learn about Autism Speaks' college program, Autism Speaks U, visit www.AutimSpeaks.org/U.