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URI Participates in Southern New England Autism Walk

KINGSTON, R.I. – On Sunday, Sept. 18, the Rhode Island baseball team took part in the 2011 Southern New England Walk Now for Autism Speaks event, held at Colt State Park in Bristol, R.I. It marked the fifth consecutive year that the Rams participated in the walk.

“The opportunity to participate in an event such as the Autism Walk is truly and uplifting experience,” said Rhody baseball senior Ty Muller. “Its great to get the guys together and do something like this off the field – something that helps make a difference in others’ lives.”

Supporting the cause is especially important to URI baseball 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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