HARRISON, N.J. – The Red Bulls will host Autism Awareness Night at Red Bull Arena on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m., when the Red Bulls take on the Chicago Fire.
The Major League Soccer club will welcome families impacted by Autism to Red Bull Arena and donate $3 of every ticket purchased using the AUTISM17 code to Autism Speaks.
“It’s the priority of our entire organization to deliver a memorable evening for all families who have a loved one on the Autism Spectrum,” Red Bulls general manager Marc de Grandpre said in a statement. “Red Bull Arena will offer a comfortable environment for all families in attendance on Autism Awareness Night. We look forward to raising awareness to support the important work and service Autism Speaks provides throughout the year.”
The Red Bulls’ support of Autism Awareness Night will include:
* RBA’s security staff being trained on how to work with families impacted by Autism
* Dedicated entrance at Gates C1 to ensure easy ingress for families
* Dedicated Quiet Zone to provide those in the autism community with a sensory-friendly and judgment free environment
* No music in the “BULLevard” Fan Activation Area from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
* Players will wear Autism Awareness themed items on the field
* Limited-edition match-day posters with Autism Awareness theme will be given to the first 5,000 fans
* “Sensory Sacks” will be handed out to families impacted by Autism. The items include headphones, stress balls, and wristbands with seating location and info.
The Red Bulls will partner with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible cure for Autism.
Fans should use promotional code Autism17 when purchasing tickets in order to donate a portion of their sale to Autism Speaks by logging onto www.newyorkredbulls.com/AutismAwareness. Donations are not tax deductible.
The first 1,000 fans to use the code will receive a limited-edition Red Bulls/Autism Speaks scarf.