3rd Annual

Disability Inclusion Day at the Diamond

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Why Disability Inclusion Day at the Diamond?

The goal of Disability Inclusion Day at the Diamond is to highlight the importance of an inclusive community by bringing people together with and without disabilities in a highly public and iconic RVA way. The purpose of this event is to support and welcome everyone from the disability and mental health communities and their loved ones to one of Richmond's biggest venues to enjoy America's pastime and experience a baseball game together in a supportive, inclusive environment. 

Who can attend?

Disability Inclusion Day at the Diamond is open to all disability related organizations in Richmond community and surrounding counties!  This includes staff and family.

Can I bring my friends and co-workers?

Absolutely! 

How much does it cost attend?

Disability Inclusion Day at the Diamond tickets are absolute FREE!  The only cost associated with this event is a $5 parking fee and if you choose to purchase concessions.

How do I get my tickets?

All tickets will be available for pick up on game day at the Friendship Circle table located in front of the Diamond before the game starting at 12:30pm. You can request general admission tickets HERE. Registration is requested but not required to attend.
PLEASE NOTE that those who need accommodations require ticket registrations prior to May 14th in order for us to accommodate those requests accordingly.

What is the schedule of the day?

12:30:  Begin ticket pickup at Friendship Circle tables/Gates open

12:45 - 1:05:  Kids play catch on the field

1:35 - Game Time

Post Game - Kids can roll/run bases!

I am interested in volunteering, what do I need to do?

That is fantastic!  You can email info@friendshipcircleva.org and we will be in touch.

Accommodations

Friendship Circle has worked closely with the Flying Squirrels to create more accessible seating throughout the park just for Disability Inclusion Day. We have also created a sensory-friendly/quiet space in the entire picnic area that will have activities and a quieter environment for those who might need it throughout the game. Additionally, an even more quiet space will be reserved for those who need it during the game in the Party Pavilion. Sign language interpreters will be available throughout the park during the game as well as closed captioning services that will be available for attendees to use on their mobile devices. We will also have description services for those who are vision impaired. Additionally, there will be a sensory-friendly entry gate off to the side and the ability for those who need it, to bring in food/equipment for medical purposes.

Clear Bag Policy

The Diamond does follow the MiLB clear bag policy.  However, for Disability Inclusion Day, medically necessary bags are allowed.  Friendship Circle does offer clear bags for sale if you are in need of a clear bag.  Please email tanya@friendshipcirlceva.org if interested.

Inclusion Day Highlights:

Disability Inclusion Day at the Diamond offers a variety of Accommodations to make this Richmond Flying Squirrel's baseball game accessible to all!

  • 10,000 FREE tickets!
  • Increased accessible seating
  • Sensory break bags
  • Sensory Zone
  • Kids field activities
  • ASL Services
  • Audio Description Services
  • Additional quiet space
  • Sensory friendly entry gate
  • Closed Captioning
  • Lower speaker volume
  • Sensory giveaway
  • Dietary accommodations
  • Adult changing area