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Peter Gammons, Matt Kemp, Alyssa Milano, Ken Rosenthal, Others Lending Support for Autism Awareness

12th March 2010

UPDATE: If you are a sports organization, high profile athlete or entertainer, or business that wishes to add your name, please contact Maury Brown through the Business of Sports Network


As you may or may not know, April marks the beginning of International Autism Awareness month. The brain disorder affects millions of children and adults in the US alone, including my son.

This will mark the third year that I, and the Business of Sports Network, have done our Autism Awareness Challenge, and we are looking to make this year the best yet.

We began reaching out today to individuals in sports and entertainment, and in just a short period of time, have gotten off to a great start.

We already have commitments from:

  • Autism Speaks
  • Matt Kemp (Outfielder, Los Angeles Dodgers)
  • Peter Gammons (MLB Network, MLB.com, NESN)
  • Alyssa Milano (Television, screen and stage actor)
  • Triple-A Portland Beavers of the PCL
  • Portland Timbers FC of the USL, soon to be MLS in 2011
  • Populous (Stadium and Global Design)
  • Ken Rosenthal (FOXSports.com, MLB Network)
  • Dave Sims (Television play-by-play commentator for the Seattle Mariners, radio play-by-play for Sunday Night Football on Westwood One,  television play-by-play host for UFL on VERSUS)
  • Gordon Edes (ESPNBoston.com)
  • Peter Abraham (Boston Globe)
  • Chuck Armstrong (President, Seattle Mariners)
  • Sports Management Worldwide
  • Yardbarker Network
  • Sports Business Radio
  • Jim Duquette (Sirius/XM Radio MLB Home Plate, former GM Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets)
  • David Kahn (President, Basketball Operations, Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Victor Rojas (Television play-by-play voice of the LA Angels, formerly with MLB Network)
  • Will Carroll (Baseball Prospectus)
  • Jesse Sanchez (MLB.com)
  • Joe Hamrahi (Baseball Daily Digest, Baseball Prospectus)
  • Brent Gambill (Executive Producer, MLB Home Plate, Sirius/XM Radio)
  • Dave Barr (Producer, Sports Talk With Bo Mattingly. KREB 1190 Fayetteville, KTTG ESPN 96.3 FM Ft. Smith, KABZ 103.7 FM Little Rock)
  • Chuck Greenberg (Pittsburgh sports attorney)
  • Pat Courtney (MLB spokesperson)
  • Mike Dilorenzo (NHL spokesperson)
  • Jason Rosenberg (It’s About the Money, Stupid blog)
  • Oregon Sports Authority
  • Todd Radom (Graphic artist, sports logo creator)
  • Gary Armida (Full Count Pitch blog)
  • Jeff Levine (Business of Sports Network)
  • Pete Toms (Business of Sports Network)
  • Devon Teeple (Business of Sports Network)
  • Jordan Kobritz (Business of Sports Network)
  • Joe Tetreault (Business of Sports Network)

There will be more coming, and will update as they arrive.


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2 Responses to “Peter Gammons, Matt Kemp, Alyssa Milano, Ken Rosenthal, Others Lending Support for Autism Awareness”

  1. David Clarke Says:

    I’m glad to read about this my son also has Autism

  2. maury Says:

    David,

    Would you like to add yourself to the list?

    My best to you, your son, and family in your efforts,
    Maury