Friday, April 27, 2012
Jason McElwain's memorable game tore down autism stereotypes - ESPNHS
Shaking off stereotypes that come with having autism, the Greece Athena (Rochester, N.Y.) team manager got his chance to enter a game on Feb. 15, 2006, and immediately felt "hot as a pistol." He drained six 3-pointers en route to 20 points in a performance that quickly went viral.
He garnered praise from President George W. Bush and Peyton Manning, among others. McElwain's scoring outburst was honored as the "Best Moment in Sports" at the ESPYs. More importantly, it opened numerous doors for McElwain to raise awareness about autism through speaking engagements, TV appearances and his book, "The Game of My Life.""
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