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Go Dodger Blue, Raise Autism Awareness

Dodgers Autism Awareness Day is April 18th

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    Go Dodger Blue, Raise Autism Awareness

    Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization and Tommy Bahama, a popular upscale lifestyle brand, will be two of the participants in a community-wide day on April 18 at Dodger Stadium to raise awareness about autism. A portion of the proceeds will support various organizations, including Autism Speaks’ work to increase awareness about the growing autism epidemic, fund innovative autism research and family services and advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. To purchase tickets go to www.dodgers.com/autism.

    Tickets for this special game against the San Francisco Giants are being offered at every price level so families can attend the game together. Groups of 30 or more can also purchase seats together in any section and there are special luxury suite tickets available where people can meet many Dodger legends.

    “We are excited to partner with the Dodgers and Autism Speaks on this important initiative,” said Cathy Gott, a member of Autism Speaks Los Angeles Chapter Board of Directors. “My husband, Jim Gott, played for the Dodgers and we have a son with autism so this is very personal for us,” she added. “Autism now affects 1 in 110 children and we need to let people know about these growing numbers in the community. It’s not just for families who are directly affected by autism. This should be a concern for everyone.”

    Tommy Bahama has pledged their support to the event by hosting a special “Autism Awareness Shopping Event” on April 20 at all of their Los Angeles and Orange County area stores where 10% of ALL sales that day will be donated to Autism Speaks, Danny’s Farm, TACA and The Autism Society of America Greater Long Beach/San Gabriel Chapter. The Tommy Bahama “Autism Awareness Shopping Event” will take place at the Tommy Bahama’s stores in Pasadena, The Grove, Thousand Oaks, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Fashion Island, Irvine Center and Mission Viejo. Visit the store locator at www.tommybahama.com for addresses of the participating stores.