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NBA Celebrates World Autism Awareness Day

March 30, 2011 17 comments

We are thrilled to have the National Basketball Association partnering with us to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day. The league, teams, and players will be showing their support for World Autism Awareness Day and raising awareness of autism. NBA coaches and local broadcasters will be sporting the Autism Speaks lapel puzzle pin. And NBA TV will be lighting their studio blue on April 2nd.

The NBA has been so generous and creative in raising awareness for autism, and here are some of the ways! Several team arenas and surrounding locations will be lit up blue. Puzzle piece cookies will be on sale, Autism Speaks public service announcements will be broadcasts on jumbo vision screens and Autism Speaks concourse tables will be set up to readily hand out information to fans. Some teams are donating a portion of ticket sales to Autism Speaks, while others are turning their interior lights blue during halftime!

The teams participating are the Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Clippers, and the Toronto Raptors.

Thank you so much to the National Basketball Association, NBA Cares, and all of the teams and players involved in World Autism Awareness Day!  And don’t miss the NBA Cares video below with Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs and Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic.

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