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Event Sunday to benefit PlayBall Program

Posted at 5:30 AM, Apr 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-05 03:27:54-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Po'Boys restaurant in Tallahassee is hosting a benefit Sunday for a local sports program helping children, including those with autism.

April is National Autism Awareness Month.

According to Autism Society, autism is now prevelant in every 88 children in America.

Autism Speaks describes autism as being a complex disorder of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal community and repetitive behaviors.

In Tallahassee one way children with autism find a way to get active, build their social and communication skills is through a program called PlayBall.

The all-inclusive program is geared toward children between the ages of 2 and 8. Coaches teach kids "sports movement", working with their hand-eye and foot-eye coordination.

A benefit to help support PlayBall will be held Sunday, April 7, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Po'Boys restaurant located in downtown Tallahassee.

There will be a number of different activities and raffles.