Media Alert: First Pitch Encourages Fans to Include All Abilities


To celebrate our friends with Autism and all people with developmental disabilities, Daniel Stone will throw the first pitch at the Milwaukee Brewers baseball game on April 19. Daniel will graduate from AbleLight College next month. AbleLight college is a two-year applied college for adults with disabilities at Concordia University Wisconsin. The program is for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and is delivered through academic classes, local internships, and independent living in the dorms.


American Family Field

1 Brewers Way Milwaukee, WI 53214


April 19, 2022; 6:35 pm


More than 7 million people in the United States have a developmental disability and the number of children diagnosed has increased almost 10% since 2009. At AbleLight, we believe the world shines brighter when we all come together to support those with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve a sense of community and belonging and live meaningful and fulfilling lives.


Daniel Stone will graduate next month with a two-year post-secondary certificate from AbleLight College, located at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) in Mequon. Daniel celebrates all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and encourages baseball fans to include all abilities.
Daniel’s love for America’s pastime developed through many years of playing tee-ball, machine pitch, and Challenger Baseball – a league for students with special needs where every player hits, runs, and scores. Living in the St. Louis metropolitan area, Daniel was a long-time St. Louis Cardinals fan, but since attending CUW he quickly switched all loyalties to Wisconsin’s teams. It’s no surprise that former Cardinal now Milwaukee Brewer, Kolten Wong, is Daniel’s favorite baseball player.

Keith Jones is AbleLight President and CEO.


About AbleLight 

AbleLight is a national leader in pioneering life-changing services that empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to thrive. Founded in 1904 in Wisconsin as a Christian mission, AbleLight promotes independence and inclusion across the U.S. through comprehensive and individualized supports that include housing, employment, spiritual life and much more. For details, go to, like our Facebook page and follow us on LinkedIn.