Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Feature: Sensory Friendly Baseball

We live close enough to PeoplesBank Park to hear the fireworks some nights. But last night, it was quiet, despite the fact that the York Revolution was hosting the Sugar Land Skeeters. And, it wasn't just fireworks that were missing.

In addition to hosting the Skeeters, the Revs were hosting Sensory Friendly Night. From the pre-game through the end of the game itself, loudspeakers were less loud, mascot DownTown was more tame and promotions and graphics were less in evidence, all in an effort to welcome kids with autism and others who are put off by the sensory overload of a typical baseball game.

And the Revs aren't alone. Sensory Friendly Nights are becoming more common, making it possible for everyone in the family to enjoy the game.

In this particular game, the Revs beat the Skeeters, 11-2, albeit more quietly than usual.

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