Home Runs For Autism

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  • $12 for two general-admission tickets to The Jose Canseco vs. Evan Malamud Home Runs for Autism charity event (up to a $24 value)
  • $24 for four general-admission tickets to the event (up to a $48 value) <p>

The Jose Canseco vs. Evan Malamud Home Runs for Autism charity event will be held at Ottawa Stadium on Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m., and children aged six and under receive free admission. After the home run derby, fans can stick around to watch a celebrity softball game at 3:30 p.m., followed by a charity auction at 5:30 p.m., which will feature sports memorabilia donated by the Gretzky family, autographed game-used hockey sticks from NHL players Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson, and more. <p>

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Promotional value expires May 12, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Home Runs For Autism


Evan Malamud is a die-hard baseball fan, softball player, and, most importantly, a father of three—including his son and sports fanatic Jaedyn, who was diagnosed with autism several years ago at the age of 2. Looking for a way to give back to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario—where Jayden has received treatment since his diagnosis—Evan recently challenged six-time MLB all-star, former MVP, and one of his personal favourite players, Jose Canseco, to a charitable home-run derby via Twitter. Then, in a twist worthy of a Hollywood script or elementary school daydream, Canseco accepted.

The tradition will continue on June 21, when cloud-scraping softballs will be launched across Canada's capital in an effort to not only raise autism awareness, but also to raise funds for Jaedyn's hospital. This year, the event takes the format of a celebrity softball game where baseball players, including Canseco himself, square off against hockey players, including Cody Ceci, Glenn Kulka, and Clark Seymour.

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