Joe Mantegna to Headline Chicago Baseball Night, Special Olympics fundraiser, in Autism Certified City of Mesa, AZ


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Hang out with Actor, Joe Mantegna of “Criminal Minds” (an original Bleacher Bum) and JUST ADDED, Kyle Schwarber and David Ross of the Chicago Cubs and Brian Urlacher of the Chicago Bears along with some of your favorite sports celebrities pouring drinks, signing items and comically entertaining the crowd. What a great way to enhance your spring training trip, by going to Chicago Baseball Night for Special Olympics on March 14, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the The Sheraton in Wrigleyville West, Mesa, Arizona. Experience this Chicago-style St. Patrick’s Day party after the Cubs or White Sox game, hosted by comedian Marc Cordes. All proceeds benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois and Special Olympics Arizona.

Chicago Baseball Night tickets start at $75 per person and include live entertainment, a Chicago-themed buffet, and two drink tickets. VIP Tickets are $500 per person and include a pre-event tailgate party with celebrity interaction, open bar, premium buffet and entertainment.

Appropriately, this event will be held in Mesa, the first-ever Autism Certified City in the U.S. designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), the result of nearly a year-long quest to tailor travel experiences for individuals with autism and their families.

In total, almost 60 businesses and organizations in Mesa and the surrounding area completed autism certification training, and are now each deemed a Certified Autism Center by IBCCES. The effort was immediately embraced by other city factions including the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and numerous nonprofit organizations. More than 500 Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities employees and 1,200 plus Mesa Police Department public safety and law enforcement officers are fully committed to autism certification training. To date, nearly 4,000 community members have completed or committed to the autism certification.

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