Arizona man with autism achieves sports announcer dreams with Phoenix Suns

Mar 31, 2016, 4:22 PM

PHOENIX — An Arizona man with autism and a talent for sports announcing is showing that having a disability doesn’t mean you can’t have big dreams.

Chris Louttit, 29, dreamed of being a sports announcer.

He got his big chance last month, thanks to the Phoenix Suns. Louttit appeared on the Tom and Tom Pregame Show on Fox Sports during his visit to a Suns game and was able to keep up with the best as his dream came true.

Louttit also was filmed for a project by Inclusion Films, a production company staffed by adults with autism. It’s also part of NBA Cares efforts.

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