HMEA was invited to participate in the Red Sox Disability Awareness Night (DAN) for the 11th year in a row along with other providers of services for individuals with disabilities. Two young women from HMEA’s Autism Resource Central were invited to sing the National anthem and a young boy and young girl also from the Center participated in the pre-game ceremonies on the field as the Honorary Bat Boy and Bat Girl.
In addition, 50 individuals, staff and family members were able to attend the special evening along with Bill Gross (an HMEA Board Member) and his son Jackson and me! Before the game we were introduced along with the other honorees around the pitcher’s mound and then were given 4 seats by the Red Sox directly behind home plate. We were on National TV at every pitch. Yes we all behaved. To top it all off? The red sox won! Kudos to the entire Red Sox organization and top brass – a real class act.
– Doug MacPherson