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FAN Night to focus on families with special needs

Jul. 29, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

CHARLESTON -- West Virginia Power Park will turn its focus from baseball to the special needs community this weekend during FAN Night.

The FAN Night game will begin at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, where the evening's focus will be on emphasizing the achievements that can be accomplished in the face of adversity as well as celebrating those that care and advocate for the special needs community, said Stacie Thomas, community relations manager for JeffersonWhitney Foundation, which is sponsoring the event.

The event also will serve as an opportunity for families with special needs to become acquainted with a variety of professionals and services available to them, Thomas said.

Multiple organizations and services will be represented at the game, featuring individuals with special needs throwing out the first pitch, singing the National Anthem and participating in the ballpark antics like the Hot Dog Race.

Adequate and accessible parking will be available at Plaza East, across from the ball park, and Appalachian Power Park is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

JeffersonWhitney Foundation is a nonprofit organization that advocates for the special needs community.

For more information about the event or the JeffersonWhitney Foundation, contact Thomas by calling 877-309-1021, visiting www.jeffersonwhitneyfoundation.org or the "JeffersonWhitney Foundation" page on Facebook.

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