ELLSWORTH, WI (WTAQ) - A five-year-old western Wisconsin boy who was found by his family dog after he disappeared this month will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Minnesota Twins’ game.
Scotty Meyer of rural Ellsworth has autism. And he’ll take part in the Twins’ 7th annual Autism Awareness Day at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 29th.
Brad Trahan of the RT Autism Awareness Foundation said Scotty’s family is very excited – and to hear the applause from such a large crowd will be “priceless” for them.
The Twins will host Cleveland that day, and those with autism and their families and friends will have their own section in left field for the game. Autistic youngsters will also get a chance of walk on the field.
Scotty wandered away from his home on July 3rd. Hundreds of volunteers looked for him. But it was the family’s golden retriever Autumn who led Scotty’s father to a wooded area where the child could be heard whimpering.