Baltimore Orioles Host Autism Awareness Night at Camden Yards

Baltimore, Md. (April 13, 2014) - Thanks to so many of the incredible families in Baltimore and surrounding areas for joining us on Saturday April 12th for our 2nd Autism Awareness event at Camden Yards. 680 tickets were sold, surpassing last year’s total and placing Autism Speaks among the “Heavy Hitter’s Club” at the ball game. Autism Speaks is pleased to be among the top 50 of 3500 groups in ticket sales.

Highlights from the pre-game festivities included: a check presentation made by PJ Shafer of Team Shafer Center, the top fundraising team from the Baltimore Walk Now for Autism Speaks; the first pitch thrown by 5-year-old Brennan McConnell, inspiration of Brennan’s Brigade; and 12-year-old Henry Mathias, from Hank Rocks, accepting the Heavy Hitter’s award. A number of families with sensory-sensitive children made use of the quiet room generously provided by the Baltimore Orioles.

The event was a grand slam when the Orioles beat the Blue Jays 2-1 in extra innings!