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Los Angeles Dodgers Host Autism Awareness Game

June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014 - On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers welcomed autism families and friends to Autism Awareness Day at Dodger Stadium as the Dodgers took on the\ Colorado Rockies. It was a star-studded, exciting day at Chavez Ravine. Autism Speaks volunteers from Southern California had the chance to take the field during pregame ceremonies and interact with players on the field. Sam Katz threw out the first pitch. Sam and his parents, Dan and Lisa, are regularly among the top 5 fundraisers for the Los Angeles Walk. Also stopping by to hoist the Stanley Cup were the Los Angeles Kings. Ed Asner took part in the on-field ceremony as did former Dodger manager and Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda. Once again, one of the shining moments of the event was during pre-game ceremonies when board member of Autism Speaks Board Member Holly Robinson Peete sang the national anthem! 

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