Adult with Autism Honored at Miami Marlins Autism Awareness Game

(April 7, 2014) -- 24-year-old Malcolm Harris-Gowdie was welcomed to Marlins Park in style last Friday night. Malcolm who was diagnosed with autism at an early age was honored as part of Autism Awareness Night for The Miami Marlins home game. Malcolm got take part in pre-game activities along with being welcomed up to the team's broadcast both to meet broadcasters Rich Waltz and Tommy Hutton. Malcolm said of being at the game, "My first time at Marlins Park, and I'm loving every minute of it."

Major League Baseball is teaming up with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, in a league-wide effort to recognize Autism Awareness Month in April. All 30 MLB Clubs will raise awareness for the disorder during one home game in April, or on another date during the regular season. Many of the MLB Autism Awareness games throughout the league will provide special opportunities and a safe, friendly environment for families and individuals affected by autism.

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Learn how the world is Lighting It Up Blue for Autism Awareness in April.