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URI takes part in Walk Now for Autism Event

URIBaseballAutismWalk The Rhode Island Rams baseball program recently took part in the Walk Now for Autism Event at Colt State Park in Bristol, Rhode Island. The baseball program has a special connection to Autism as head coach Jim Foster’s daughter Delaney is affected by the disease. The team was some of the over 3,000 walkers who ended up raising over $191,000 for the cause. You can check out the full press release below.



KINGSTON, R.I. – On Sunday, Sept. 13, the University of Rhode Island baseball team took part in the 2009 Southern New England Walk Now For Autism event, held at Colt State Park in Bristol, R.I. The Rams joined more than 3,000 individuals who walked to raise over $191,000 for autism research.

"We’re always happy to get together as a team and help raise awareness for autism," said senior captain Oliver Palmer. "It was amazing to see all the people who came from all over to take part in the event. Its a good feeling knowing that we were able to help make a difference."

Supporting the cause is especially important to head coach Jim Foster, as his daughter Delaney is affected by Autism. To make a contribution to The Autism Project on behalf of Delaney Foster/URI Baseball, please click here.

Walk Now for Autism, the nation’s largest grassroots autism walk program, is Autism Speaks’ signature fundraising and awareness event, taking place in communities across the United States, as well as in Canada and the United Kingdom. Powered by volunteers and families with loved ones on the autism spectrum, this successful grassroots fundraising effort not only generates vital funds for autism research, but also raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism and the need for increased research funding to combat this complex disorder.

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