Please support our journey and this amazing cause.
My dear friend Bart Ezell and I are participating in the 2019 Golf Challenge to raise money for the Els for Autism Foundation. The Golf Challenge is an event series held between April and October at some of North America’s finest golf courses.
Ernie’s son Ben was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in 2002 at the age of 3 years old. A staggering 1 in 59 children or roughly 15% will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder this year. Ernie and has wife have spent countless hours and dollars in support of these children and young adults. SAP is one of many sponsors each year of the 'Els for Autism Foundation.' Tournaments are played all over the country from April to October in an effort to help raise awareness and funds for the cause. This tournament is one of the largest international charity-driven amateur golf tournaments in history. This is where my friend Bart Ezell and I come in...
This week, Bart and I competed in the tournament at Carlton Woods, here in my hometown of The Woodlands, Texas. Bart fired a lifetime personal best of 63 during our round. Bart and I grew up together and have been friends for nearly 40 years so it was super special for me to be able to share this moment with him. Because of our (well mostly his) efforts, we have now qualified to play in Ernie's 2019 Golf Challenge Grand Finale event in Palm Beach, Florida next month.
This is such an amazing charity and we are really stretching ourselves to qualify with the fundraising deadline being next Wednesday, September 18 at 3:00 pm. We would greatly appreciate your support in reaching our fundraising goal. Please see the link below to donate and don't forget that your company may be in the corporate “matching program” which would further your contribution. Our goal is quite lofty - exceeding $25,000 in less than a week’s time but I am confident that we can pull it off!
We look forward to helping make an impact for this foundation. Together we can help continue funding autism spectrum disorder with additional research and therapy options as well as with education and expanding much needed adult programs.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Chris & Bart