Revolution to host Autism Awareness match on April 27

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution will support Autism Awareness Month in partnership with Autism Speaks this Saturday, April 27, when the team presents its first-ever Autism Awareness game at Gillette Stadium against the Philadelphia Union at 7:30 p.m.

Highlighted activities of the night will include:

  • local performer and Autism awareness advocate Gianna Hitsos performing the national anthem,
  • a representative of Autism Speaks serving as honorary captain during the pregame coin toss and
  • Autism Speaks tables set up at the stadium with information about their awareness, fundraising, science and advocacy efforts

“We are proud to partner with Autism Speaks during Autism Awareness Month,” New England Revolution President Brian Bilello said. “Autism affects more and more families these days, and we are proud that we can lend our support during the upcoming game.”

“We are extremely grateful and excited to be in partnership with the Revolution, a first class organization with a proven track record in serving the community in so many ways,” said Russ Kenn, Executive Director of the New England Chapter of Autism Speaks. “Autism Speaks tries to change the future for all who struggle with autism and the Revolution will certainly help us do that on April 27 with this special night for our families and volunteers.”

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