These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors. For more information about MLB Autism Awareness and to check on respective Club dates commemorating the initiative, please visit About Autism Speaks Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.
As an extension of those efforts, Major League Baseball is very proud to educate our fans through the MLB Autism Awareness initiative.” “For many families in the autism community, the joy of a baseball game has never been possible.
With Major League Baseball’s support, a time-honored tradition will now be a reality for thousands of families across the country,” said Liz Feld, President, Autism Speaks.
Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders – autism spectrum disorders – caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. is on the autism spectrum – a 78 percent increase in six years that is only partly explained by improved diagnosis.
Major League Baseball is teaming up with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, in a league-wide effort to recognize Autism Awareness Month in April.
All 30 MLB Clubs will raise awareness for the disorder during one home game in April, or on another date during the regular season.
Many of the MLB Autism Awareness games throughout the league will provide special opportunities and a safe, friendly environment for families and individuals affected by autism.Working with Autism Speaks or other autism awareness organizations, many Clubs will recognize local families during pre-game ceremonies, and members of the autism community will participate in various traditional baseball activities, including throwing out the first pitch, singing the National Anthem, announcing “Play Ball! The brand stated it has renewed its partnership with the Major League Baseball, a relationship dating back to 2005.Chevrolet will continue to be the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball and also becomes the Official Automotive Sponsor of MLB and USA Baseball’s Play Ball initiative. The Play Ball initiative seeks to encourage participation in baseball and softball activities among all age groups, especially youth.“Chevrolet’s partnership with Major League Baseball is a natural fit and allows the brand and our dealers to connect with generations of Americans on a personal level through the support of hometown teams at both the professional and youth levels,” said Paul Edwards, U. Since 2006, Chevrolet has supported baseball at the youth level in communities across the country through a grassroots, community outreach program called Chevy Youth Baseball.The news follows Chevrolet’s continued sponsorship of Detroit’s own Comerica Park, where a 2016 Chevy Camaro and 2016 Chevy Colorado were placed atop the park’s fountain.