Expect A Miracle 2, Miami Marlins sponsor Autism Awareness Day

expect-a-miracle-2Expect A Miracle 2 (EAM2), a major South Florida autism fundraising organization based in Kendall, is joining with the Miami Marlins to sponsor Autism Awareness Day on Sunday, Apr. 26, at Marlins Park.

Tickets to the 1 p.m. game between the Marlins and the Washington Nationals are $25 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Expect A Miracle2, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to provide special needs scholarships and learning supplies.

EAM2 is headed up by its president, James Searle, a Miami native with an extensive background in banking, real estate and energy, and executive director Patricia Rodriguez.

Searle, son of former Coral Gables Mayor Robert Searle, is the father of Jonathan Searle, a 16-year-old living with Asperger’s Autism. The Palmetto High School sophomore was featured recently on a YouTube video that has been seen worldwide (youtube.com/watchv=qXyTCHkAZn0).

Jonathan will start off the Marlins- Nationals Autism Awareness Day game when he yells “play ball” into the stadium microphone.

“This is a tremendous day, not only for our organization, but for autism awareness throughout South Florida,” Searle said. “Our society as a whole needs a paradigm shift, to see people with special needs as people with special abilities. Events such as this Marlins game helps make that goal more and more of a reality.”

For tickets to the game, contact EAM2 (autism@eam2.org), or Bryan Robles, media relations manager, at 786-230 7824

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