Oilers to Raise Awareness for Autism on Thursday

Oilers to Raise Awareness for Autism on Thursday

The University of Findlay men and women's basketball coaches will be wearing pins during their games against Lake Erie College on Feb. 8 as a part of the Coaches Powering Forward campaign to raise awareness for autism.

Autism Speaks Coaches Powering Forward was created in 2014 after NCAA Coaches Pat Skerry and Tom Herrion embarked on a mission to raise awareness of autism. Learn their story.

In 2017 more than 3,900 Autism Speaks puzzle piece pins were provided to coaches, their staff and broadcasters to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism during the February weekend games.

In addition, Jenna Buck, a 9-year old autistic child from Bigelow Hill will be on hand to sing the national anthem before the men's game against Lake Erie. The contest is scheduled to begin at 6pm in Croy Gymnasium on Feb. 8.