Any baseball fans out there? Players from the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers took some time out of their schedule to help students with autism at NYC Autism Charter School to learn more about the game of baseball. As first reported by Players Trust, this event was hosted by the Players Trust’s City Clinics who hold programs to help students within their community.
Among the MLB players who volunteered included Eric Campbell, Chris Capuano, Zach Davies, Curtis Granderson, Corey Knebel and Kirk Nieuwenhuis.
Outfielder of the Mets Curtis Granderson told PlayersTrust.org, “The biggest thing is just to have fun and these kids are definitely doing that today.”
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Sports have been shown to have a positive impact on children with autism and their development both physically and emotionally. Growing up I played several sports and in high school was our basketball team’s varsity captain. This was after I dealt with countless sensory and motor skill delays as a child.
We applaud the efforts of these players and what they did for these kids!