February 25, 2020
Autism Awareness Day with the A's
Head to Hohokam on March 10th for the Oakland Athletics' Autism Awareness Day!
The Oakland Athletics just became the first MLB organization to have a Certified Autism Center designation! The staff at their spring training facility here in Mesa, have gone through training to provide visitors with autism and sensory disorders a home run experience when they catch a game at Hohokam Stadium! The Oakland A’s Mesa staff join a growing number of organizations in Mesa to become certified, in support of the 2019 movement initiated by Visit Mesa to become the first-ever Autism Certified City. The Hohokam Stadium staff will implement the IBCCES program in order to better accommodate visitors to the ballpark.
“We are committed to creating an inclusive, fun, and memorable experience for all of our fans when they come to the ballpark – whether it be in Oakland or our Spring Training home in Mesa. We are proud that our staff members at Hohokam Stadium have completed their autism certification training, allowing us to broaden awareness, acceptance, and accessibility for fans on the spectrum.” Oakland A’s President, Dave Kaval
Help celebrate this achievement and recognize the autism community at the game on Tues., March 10 where Visit Mesa President and CEO Marc Garcia will join his son, Mason, as he throws out the first pitch!