Play Now for Autism will be returning for a second year. After last year’s successful baseball event, the committee decided to bring it back. The event is set to return March 28, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. The event will be held at the Montecito Heights Recreation Center (4545 Homer St., Los Angeles, CA 90031). It will begin at 11am and go on until around 4pm. The event will consist of two baseball games. The first game, beginning at noon, will solely be for children with autism while the second game will invite others on to the field for a game too. Children with autism that participate in the baseball game will be given a free baseball and a free t-shirt.
Many changes for the event have been made. This year will feature some of the same attractions (petting zoo, arts & crafts, etc) but will have a much bigger and better resource fair. Everything in the resource fair will be related to autism. A book signing by the event’s creator, Zack Gonzalez, will also be held from 2pm-3pm. He will be selling and signing his new book, Saving Deets!: A Family’s Journey with Autism. The event will have a whole houraside from the baseball games & performances where attendees can mingle and go through the resource fair. During this hour (2pm-3pm) autograph signings and mini presentations will be held amongst the different booths.
The event will host more performances than last year’s event, as well. The event will, again, be selling Dodger Dogs and regular concession stand snacks, but this year, GFCF (gluten-casein-free) treats will also be available. You can expect to see more Los Angeles Dodger Legends along with last year’s Bobby Castillo and Jim Gott.
Registration to play has already begun. To register your child with autism for this event, be a volunteer for this event, or if you are interested in being a vendor or booth holder for this event please email either, [email protected] or [email protected]
All the proceeds from the Play Now for Autism 2010 Baseball Event will be donated to Jenny McCarthy’s non-profit autism organization, Generation Rescue, and go toward family grants. The grants will help the families fund for biomedical interventions and more!
For more information on this event please visit www.myspace.com/playnowforautism or Zack Gonzalez or Generation Rescue.