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NY Red Bulls host Autism Awareness Night; pledge in April and win

The New York Red Bulls proudly partnered with Autism Speaks for an autism friendly game night, Saturday April 9th vs. Kansas City, Sporting, SC. The New York Red Bulls offered a special ticket that included an invitation to a player meet and greet before the match. Every ticket that was purchased, a portion of the proceeds was donated to Autism Speaks. In addition to the autism friendly game performance, they crowd was treated to a special national anthem singing performance by Jodi DiPiazza. Currently a student at the Mannes College of Music Preparatory Division, Jodi studies Piano, Voice, Music Theory, and Composition. She was accepted into the Mannes composition honors at age 10. She also studies Jazz piano with Luciano Salvatore, guitar with John Alec and songwriting. Jodi is a 6th grade student enrolled in public school. In her spare time Jodi enjoys advocating for autism, writing stories, drawing, and playing clarinet in the school band and singing in chorus. Jodi was diagnosed with autism at the age of two.

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In addition to the autism friendly game night, The New York Red Bulls are proudly Lighting It Up Blue for the entire month of April and helping to raise funds and awareness through Fan Angel, a unique crowdfunding and donation platform that allows fans to interact and donate with players based on their performance.

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