On Sunday April 24, the Gill St. Bernard's varsity baseball team will face state power Governor Livingston High School at North Brunswick Park at 4:00pm as part of the 2022 Autism Awareness Baseball Challenge. This special competition, organized by Teamwork Unlimited Foundation, brings 40 of the state's best baseball programs together for a three-day event to help raise money and awareness for all who face the daily challenges that autism presents.
Mike Garlatti, a professional scout for the Colorado Rockies and the father of an autistic son, established the challenge in 2007 and has seen it grow into one of the premier showcase events in the Northeast.
“Our mission is to increase awareness and understanding, promote acceptance of others, celebrate differences, and encourage socialization with people of all abilities,” Mr. Garlatti explained. “People with challenges in communication, socialization, or mobility may be different, but not less. Helping others with their challenges takes TEAMWORK, which is a goal of Teamwork Unlimited Foundation.”
The GSB baseball family helped raise $3055 for the foundation, one of the highest totals of any of the participating teams.
"This is the third time we've been invited to the event, but due to Covid in 2020 and rain in 2021, it's the first time we'll have the honor to participate," said Knights Head Coach Dave Pasquale. "We are thrilled to be able to compete against such a high-level opponent while helping to support such a wonderful cause."
Everyone is welcome to come out and cheer on our Knights and to support this wonderful cause. Play Ball!