Lovelace Jr.: For the Love of the Game


For the Love of the Game

Sometimes it’s the small things that mean the most when you’re a child, and that’s definitely true for Lovelace Jr. and his family. Lovelace Jr. is a 10-year-old boy with autism. He and his family receive respite care services through our Waukesha County respite service program, and a welcome bonus, Milwaukee Brewers baseball tickets.

Thanks to a partnership with the Brewers Community Foundation, Broadscope is able to offer free single-game tickets to many of our Respite families each summer. Lovelace Jr. was one of many children able to benefit from this opportunity, and enjoy a leisurely family outing to the ballpark with his little brother Vince and their parents. They even had the opportunity to meet Hank the dog!

For a family with a child with special needs, it is not always easy to attend a baseball game at Miller Park. The Brewers Buddies program allows Broadscope Disability Services to provide accessible seats for free, so the family can enjoy the game, and maybe even a mini helmet full of ice cream. Lovelace, Jr. doesn’t have a favorite player, but he never misses the world famous racing sausages, and his chance to choose the winner. He loves to cheer along with the crowd. When he’s not enjoying America’s favorite past time, Lovelace Jr. loves to make his own home movies and participate in any kind of art activity, especially drawing. It’s the small things that can make a big difference to a family and a child with special needs.