For the fourth year in a row the Tampa Bay Rays supported Autism Speaks and the autism community with an Autism Awareness Night. Almost 600 tickets were sold to support Autism Speaks mission at the game on Saturday, June 13th. The Rays made special accommodations for the autism community including a quiet room for those who needed to take a break from the action and special entrance with shorter lines.
Finn, here with mom, Christina, threw out the first pitch to Rays player Jake McGee.
Autism awareness was spread throughout the game! Autism Speaks hosted the Community Corner table and the night featured those with autism participating in pre-game activities including; throwing out the first pitch, singing the national anthem, being the honorary ball boy, the Play Ball kid, leading the 7th Inning Stretch song, and participating in the hula hoop contest. The Rays highlighted Autism Speaks with a TV and radio interview, as well one local child as recognized as the MVP.
We are so thankful to the Tampa Bay Rays for their continued outstanding support of Autism Speaks and the autism community.
The night ended with a win for the Rays! #RaysUp
The Rays presented Autism Speaks with a generous donation in support of the Tampa Bay Walk Now for Autism Speaks which was hosted at Tropicana Field in April.