4/15/2009 - Autism Awareness Month Benefit sponsored by CoCo Key Water Resort
CoCo Key to Give Free Mets Tickets with $25 Donation to Autism Speaks

Waterbury, CT- As part of an ongoing series of initiatives to support worthy causes, CoCo Key Water Resort is raising funds during Autism Awareness Month with a special baseball promotion: for every $25 minimum donation, the resort will provide a field-level ticket for this Friday’s Mets game, a face value of between $60-$90. Five hundred tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization Autism Speaks. The Mets will face off against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, April 17th at Citi Field, the Mets’ new stadium. Game time is 7:10 p.m.  

“We’re excited to participate in such an important cause and we’re hoping this fundraiser raises at least $10,000 for the Connecticut Chapter of Autism Speaks,” said Kate Terricciano, Director of Marketing at Holiday Inn Waterbury/CoCo Key Water Resort.

Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person's lifetime. Autism impairs a person's ability to communicate and relate to others. Symptoms can range from very mild to quite severe. Today, 1 in 150 individuals are diagnosed with autism, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. More information about the disorder is available at www.autismspeaks.org <http://www.autismspeaks.org> <http://www.autismspeaks.org/>  .

Individuals wishing to participate in the fundraising initiative may make their donations in the front lobby at CoCo Key Water Resort, 3580 East Main Street, Waterbury. CoCo Key is open every day this week from 10 AM to 8 PM. The resort is also offering a group package with overnight accommodations for 4, including 4 water park passes and 4 Mets tickets. Packages can be purchased online at www.cocokeywaterresort.com/locations/waterbury/ <http://www.cocokeywaterresort.com/locations/waterbury/> . For more information call 1-203-706-1000.

Laura Stone
Public Relations Director
Ryan Marketing Partners

: lauras@ryanmarketing.com
Phone: 860-678-0078 ext. 107
Cell: 860-305-5902
Fax: 860 678-0220

Address: Suite 109, The Exchange, 270 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 06032
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