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East Meadow Softball Teams Play Exhibition Games For Autism Awareness

East Meadow and W.T. Clarke’s varsity softball teams played an exhibition game for autism acceptance on April 23 at East Meadow High School. thumbnail216672
W.T. Clarke Middle School’s softball team played a scrimmage on their own for autism acceptance on April 23 at East Meadow High School. thumbnail216673
East Meadow and W.T. Clarke’s junior varsity softball teams played an exhibition game for autism acceptance on April 23 at East Meadow High School. thumbnail216674
W.T. Clarke High School alumna Shelby Soodek threw out the first pitch to kick off the celebration. thumbnail216675
W.T. Clarke High School alumna Shelby Soodek, right, with East Meadow High School catcher Lily Finucane, left, and W.T. Clarke High School coach Rachel Barry after throwing the first pitch. thumbnail216676
East Meadow and W.T. Clarke’s junior varsity and varsity softball teams played exhibition games for autism acceptance on April 23 at East Meadow High School.

Many alumni, family, friends and members of the East Meadow community attended the game to support the cause. Additionally, players, coaches and spectators wore blue to celebrate and acknowledge Autism Awareness Month.

W.T. Clarke Middle School’s team, coached by Adrienne LaVacca and Sarah Cornell, played a scrimmage on their own. The junior varsity game featured W.T. Clarke High School, coached by Sam Abanavas, and East Meadow High School, coached by Kristina Cavallo. The varsity game featured W.T. Clarke High School, coached by Rachel Barry and Alexa Salzman, and East Meadow High School, coached by Frank Baglivo and Becky Mattia.

W.T. Clarke High School alumna Shelby Soodek threw out the first pitch to kick off the celebration.

Date Added: 5/3/2022