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Washington Nationals host 2nd Autism Awareness Game of the 2015 Season

Nothing says summer like a baseball game! Today the Washington Nationals hosted their 2nd Autism Awareness Game of the 2015 season. Hundreds of our families came out to the ballpark to cheer on the hometown team as the Nationals took on the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday afternoon.  

The day started with a special shout out to Autism Speaks during the pre-game festivities, honoring Autism Speaks with the Spirit Award for being a top charity partner in our community.  

But the main event came during the 4th inning – the Racing Presidents!  Wendell Williams, General Manager of Koons Annapolis Toyota, was honored on field for being one of our top supporters and a Gold Sponsor for the Washington, DC Walk Now for Autism Speaks.  Wendell, along with his son, Kennedy, who has autism, held the finish line for the Racing Presidents, a staple of every Washington Nationals home game day.  An amazing experience for the entire Williams family!

Additional amenities during today’s game included a Quiet Room reserved for our families needing a break from the game, discounted tickets available to purchase for today’s matchup, and a portion of proceeds from ticket sales donated to Autism Speaks.

The Nationals beat the Brewers, 9-5, and took the series.  Let’s go Nats!  Thank you for supporting Autism Speaks today – and throughout the entire season this year! 

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