Raising awareness for autism during a lacrosse game

DENVER – A member of the Denver Outlaws Lacrosse Team wants Sunday's game to be extra special for families who come out.

The last home game of the season is already designated "Fan Appreciation Day."

Outlaws player Zack Greer is taking it up a notch by inviting families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder to the game.

Greer's nephew was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. Ever since, he has worked to raise awareness to the disorder which effects 1 in 68 American children.

It's estimated 2 million Americans have ASD.

Before the Sunday 1 p.m. game, there will be an exclusive meet and greet time for the families associated with the Autism Society of Colorado.

Greer and other Outlaws players will be there for photographs and autograph-signing.

Since it is also Fan Appreciation Day, there will be team posters for the first 2,000 fans through the gate at Invesco Field at Mile High.

The Denver Outlaws (7-3) are a huge draw each summer, especially with the popularity of youth lacrosse in Colorado.

Ticket prices are family-friendly. There is a special deal for Fan Appreciation Day: http://denveroutlaws.com/ticket-specials/

For more information on Autism Society of Colorado: http://autismcolorado.info/

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