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“I can’t even begin to explain what this sports experience has meant for Brandt and for our family. Lacrosse and this Spartans team gave Brandt (aka Brick) a job on the field and a clan of boys that Brandt belonged to … that he could call “his team”. He has embraced the sport and I catch him watching Notre Dame lacrosse every chance he gets. Is Brandt a starter? No, but it doesn’t matter to this young man with Autism, what matters is that he has teammates that have accepted him for who he is, silly foreign accents and all. Thank you Kids Playing for Kids for all you have done for Brandt. He goes off to high school in fall and plans to continue this love of lacrosse and play with the friends he had made. All- inclusive experiences like this help typical kids too.”

Mom (Mary Gaurke)