|The pregame ceremony with blue flags in honor of autism research. Photo by Jason Schott.|
The Red Bulls hosted Autism Awareness Day on Saturday when they took on the Chicago Fire at Red Bull Arena.
As part of the event, the Red Bulls welcomes families impacted by autism to Red Bull Arena and donate $3.00 of every ticket purchased to Autism Speaks.
The Red Bulls also run the Believe Program, an outreach initiative for young athletes with special needs. The program forms part of the Red Bulls' extensive player development system that caters to players at all levels of the sport.
The Believe Program is specially designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl who has special needs.
The Red Bulls wore special slate black uniforms with blue numbers on the back in honor of the occasion.
|Red Bulls Head Coach Jesse Marsch confers with Kaku during a break in the action. Photo by Jason Schott.|