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Padres’ Hudson gives friends night of baseball fun

COAST CITIES — The C.A.T.C.H Foundation head up by San Diego Padre Orlando
Hudson gave Xcite Steps, a Solana Beach-based special needs mentoring organization, a special night at the ballgame for 35 Xcite Steps participants. Some of the highlights included receiving a autographed ball, T-shirts from Hudson, third-base-line seats, sitting with Orlando’s wife, Keisa Carr, being broadcasted on the big screen and of the youngsters even caught a foul ball. Executive Director and Co-Founder Matthew Winkley, attended the event and said, “There were so many memorable moments tonight that our kids and teens will always remember. This was the first visit to Petco
Park for many of our kids including Liz Bass who is the first in her
family to visit the park.”
Curing Autism Through Change and Hope, or C.A.T.C.H., is a nonprofit foundation established by Hudson in January 2008 to enable children with autism to enjoy a normal life through the funding of outlets for proper therapy, education and extracurricular activities. Through its grants to schools and other nonprofit organizations that support the
fight against autism, the foundation is building a strong force to defeat the growing developmental disorder. Visit