The Cleveland Cavaliers will host Autism Awareness Night on Thursday against the Miami Heat.
April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day and the Cavaliers will join the rest of the NBA to "Light it Up Blue" on Thursday.
As the fans enter Quicken Loans Arena, they will notice the traditional baby blue of Autism Awareness, as the Arcade Entrance will be lit in blue and have the well-known puzzle piece projected there.
Fans can help support the cause in many ways:
· Stop by the Cleveland Clinic Children's Center for Autism and Autism Speaks tables on the concourse
· Applaud the affected children from Autism Speaks that will take part in the “high five tunnel” at the Cavs bench before the game
· Listen to the in-game interview with Dr. Thomas Frazier, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Children's Center for Autism
· Check out the autism facts on Humongotron throughout the game, provided by the Cleveland Clinic Children's Center for Autism, as well as the Autism Speaks PSA
· Take advantage of the Autism Awareness blue paint for one night only at the hair and face painting stations on the concourse
· Buy 50/50 raffle tickets, the proceeds of which will benefit both the Cleveland Clinic Children's Center for Autism and Autism Speaks
Cavaliers coaches, broadcasters and staff will be wearing Autism Awareness Lapel pins.
The Cavaliers and the Heat will tip off at 8:00 P.M. Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena.