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Syracuse Chiefs' to dedicate April 16 game to autism

A child with autism will toss the first pitch and serve as "Team Captain for the Day," and school children will sing the national anthem when the Syracuse Chiefs take to the field at Alliance Bank Stadium Saturday, April 16.

Upstate Medical University, the Syracuse Chiefs, and Families for Effective Autism Treatment are teaming up to raise awareness of the needs of children with autism and their families at the Chiefs' Autism Awareness Day.

The event will provide information on local resources available for families with children who have autism. There will be an autism booth set up at the game that will offer information about FEAT and upcoming activities and programs occurring in April as part of Autism Awareness Month.

A limited number of free tickets to the game are available for families affected by autism and related disorders. These families can purchase discounted tickets to the game through FEAT. FEAT families in attendance will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Alliance Stadium before the game begins at 2 p.m.

Autism Awareness Day with the Syracuse Chiefs is presented by FEAT, KOHL's Cares Autism and Related Disorder program and the Margaret L. Williams Developmental Evaluation Center of the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital at Upstate Medical University.

For more information on Autism Awareness Day with the Syracuse Chiefs and to reserve or purchase tickets contact featcynews@yahoo.com or call 378-8768.

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