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T.Cares created by Tickets.com® is proud to continue its partnership with Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This year, Tickets.com worked with Minor League Baseball to create fun and engaging experiences in ballparks across the country.
Starting in New York, the Special Olympics athletes and their families attended a Buffalo Bisons™ game, with on field access and fun for all. Paris A., Special Olympics athlete, commented about her first experience attending a Minor League Baseball game:
“It was my first time ever. I really liked it because I have never gone before. I enjoyed it with my Special Olympics family. Thank you!”
Randy S., Special Olympics athlete, added:
“I never went with my friends before. We won the game. It was very exciting and fun. Thank you!”
The next event took place in Ohio at the Akron RubberDucks™ ballpark in August. The RubberDucks welcomed the athletes with a special videoboard message. Peter Chatigny, Hudson Special Olympics, Local Coordinator was delighted to be there on a dog-friendly day, stating,
“Seeing all the different dogs and their owners was entertaining.”
The Durham Bulls™, located in Durham, North Carolina, created an event where Special Olympics athletes and coaches got a one-of-a-kind baseball experience by watching a firework display after the game from the dugout.
Finally, the Memphis Redbirds™ created an event in September during the National Championship Game at AutoZone Park in Memphis, Tennessee, where Special Olympics athletes met the players, went on the field before the game and met with the team mascot. Check out the video below.
Video courtesy of Eighty Five Creative
Tickets.com is grateful to have expanded its partnership with Special Olympicsand Minor League Baseball in 2019 through T.Cares.
For more information about T.Cares and to find out how your charity or project could get involved, visit https://provenue.tickets.com/t-cares/
For more information on Special Olympics and its athletes, visit https://www.specialolympics.org/