Autism Speaks works to increase advocacy and support for people with autism. With an estimated one in 44 children in the U.S. affected by autism, Autism Speaks is dedicated to enhancing lives today and accelerating a spectrum of solutions.
“At Autism Speaks, we are committed to creating a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential, whether that’s in the classroom, in the workplace or even on the baseball field,” Wargo said.
Five new A2000® baseball gloves in the Autism Speaks® colorway are now available in conjunction with World Autism Month. The limited edition A2000 1786, A2000 DP15SS, A2000 PF92SS, A2000 B2 and A2000 CM33 baseball gloves showcase the Autism Speaks® Blue Pro Sock® leather and SuperSkin™, as well as the exclusive Love the Moment® stamp on the pinky.
The 2023 Love the Moment collection expands the collaboration between Wilson and Autism Speaks. Since 2019, Wilson and Autism speaks have worked to create on-field products and promote a message of inclusion, acceptance and understanding for people on the autism spectrum. Ten percent of sales from this collection will be donated to Autism Speaks with a minimum donation of $150,000 per year.
“With Wilson’s continued support, we remain determined to do the most good for the most people with autism by addressing the diverse needs of the community, increasing understanding of their strengths and challenges, and fostering kindness around the world,” said Keith Wargo, Autism Speaks President, and Chief Executive Officer.
“Since our partnership began in 2019, we have received tremendous support from thousands of ballplayers for this collaboration,” said Michael Markovich, Global Commercial Director of Wilson Baseball and Softball. “In order to generate even more funds for Autism Speaks’ mission of increasing inclusion, awareness and research, we are expanding our offerings to include more Wilson A2000s.”
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