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Earthquakes Host Autism Awareness Night

May 6, 2010 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - San Jose Earthquakes News Release

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Earthquakes announced today their partnership with Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization. The Quakes and Autism Speaks are committed to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals and their families.

The Earthquakes will host Autism Speaks for a night of awareness at Buck Shaw Stadium on Saturday, May 8 against the New York Red Bulls. The 2010 Bay Area Walk Now for Autism Speaks Chairman, Pamela and Nolan Herman, will participate in the ceremonial coin toss prior to kick-off. Along with being recognized throughout the game, Autism Speaks will receive a donation of $5 for every ticket purchased in section 101 and 102 through the link below.

To help the fight against autism by purchasing tickets, please click here.

The evening precedes the 8th annual Bay Area Walk Now for Autism Speaks fundraising event scheduled for Saturday June 5, 2010 at Kelly Park in San Jose. The San Jose Earthquakes will form a walk team in support of raising autism awareness. To join the Quakes on June 5 go to and register to walk. Last year's Bay Area Walk Now for Autism Speaks events drew more than 3,500 walkers and rose over $250,000. Walk Now for Autism Speaks events rose over $24.5 million with 80 walks in 2009 throughout North America. Over 350,000 people participated.

For more information about Autism Speaks please visit:

About Autism Speaks: Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we've been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.

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