Crowds buzzed at the Dell Diamond ballpark, but it wasn't for the baseball team.
People gathered to walk in support their loved ones who are affected by autism.
Andrew Rhea doesn't speak, but he has plenty to say. Andrew communicates using a letter board. He spells out what's on his mind.
"Well I'm happy to have a respectful place to advocate,” Rhea said about the event.
The Rheas are grateful to have a place they can go to for support.
"Anytime you are unique, being around others who are in a similar situation just provides that sense of community," said Lynne Rhea
It's why the Golden Hat Foundation was created.
"Even though they can't speak for themselves, it doesn't mean that they don't understand,” said Margret Ericsdottir. “These kids are intellectually capable and they have treasures within themselves that we need to unlock."
Andrew has big plans for his future.
"Someday I hope to have a website to counsel others," he said.
That goal that isn't out of reach and it’s one the Golden Hat Foundation can help him with in taking the steps in the right direction.
To learn more about the organization you can visit goldenhatfoundation.org.