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Vegas Golden Knights to host autism awareness night

PHOTOS: Vegas Golden Knights
Posted at 2:37 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 12:34:03-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Vegas Golden Knights have announced that the team will host Autism Awareness Night on April 1 when they host the Edmonton Oilers to kick off Autism Awareness Month.

Children from Grant A Gift Autism Foundation will participate in a ceremonial puck drop and welcome the players back onto the ice from intermission with a rally raid siren during the game.

The Vegas Golden Knights Foundation will also present a $25,000 check to the Families For Effective Autism Treatment to assist with funding treatment resources for families with autistic children.

During the first intermission, children from Spectrum on Ice, a local organization providing training in hockey and skating for those with autism, will participate in a shootout on the ice.

Additionally, Vegas Golden Knights coaches and broadcasters will wear gold pins in the shape of puzzle pieces, the universally recognized symbol for autism awareness.