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Eisenreich, Pride honored for inspirational work: Former Major Leaguers boosted awareness after playing with disabilities

November 2, 2017

MLB.com (November 2)—Mentions ACL and covers National Disability Employment Awareness Month event

Eisenreich, Pride honored for inspirational work: Former Major Leaguers boosted awareness after playing with disabilities

On Wednesday, Eisenreich and Pride spoke of their remarkable journeys and received awards from the United States Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment for their "partnership and exemplary service on behalf of people with disabilities," as part of a broader celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

The event was hosted by the U.S. Administration of Community Living (ACL) and Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS), the latter of which spearheaded the Ability Transcends Challenges (ATC) program in 2012. ATC was constructed to convey the proficiencies of people with disabilities by telling the stories of baseball players like Eisenreich and Pride, who flourished as professionals despite their respective obstacles.



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Last modified on 11/02/2017


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