PRESS RELEASES

 

June 13, 2017

 

 

March 7, 2016

 

Rickie Fowler make $1 million hole-in-one for Ernie Els' charity

 

At a pro-am for Ernie Els' charity on Monday, Rickie Fowler made the shot of the year.

 

The event, held at Old Palm Club in Florida, gave players the opportunity to ace the 19th hole to win $1 million for the Els for Autism foundation.

 

Fowler cashed in, making a hole-in-one from 113 yards out.

 

MAY 13, 2015

 

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (May 12, 2015) – CBS, in partnership with the PGA of America, will broadcast an hour-long network special, “PGA REACH: Impacting Lives Through Golf.” The program details how PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA, has made a difference for people across the country. The documentary-style program will air on Sat., May 16, from 2-3 p.m. ET. The show will follow several individuals, who under the guidance of PGA Professionals have been welcomed into the game through PGA REACH programming.  (Download the PDF announcement here.)

 

MAY 7, 2015

 

AUTISM OKANAGAN

 

We are proud to be a part of the Autism Okanagan story.  With a grant from Els for Autism Canada in 2014, Autism Okanagan was able to get up and running.

 

For more on this wonderful organization and to reach their story, click on the link below:

 

We are thankful to Els for Autism Canada for an initial grant to help AOK get

started.

 

MAY 5, 2015

 

ELS FOR AUTISM CANADA HOSTS ITS FIRST ERNIE ELS #GameON AUTISM™

GOLF CLINIC IN CANADA ON MAY 11TH

 

Golf clinic specifically tailored for individuals on the autism spectrum to be hosted at

Morgan Creek Golf Course, Surrey, B.C., alongside the 2015 Els for Autism Golf Challenge tournament.

 

Vancouver, BC. (May 5th, 2015) – Els for Autism Canada will be hosting their first Ernie Els #GameON Autism™ Golf Clinic on May 11 th at Morgan Creek Golf Course in Surrey, B.C. The one-day clinic is being hosted alongside the Els for Autism Golf Challenge tournament taking place on the same day at Morgan Creek and is the first of five clinics that will be held in Canada this year as part of the Els for Autism Golf Challenge; an annual, international, charity-driven, amateur golf tournament series that takes place between May-September at over 20 of North America’s finest golf courses and which culminates in a series finale in Palm Beach, Florida in November.

 

Ernie Els #GameON Autism™ Golf Clinics are aimed at developing life skills, encouraging social interaction, and promoting healthy living through golf. The clinics were developed by Els for Autism in collaboration with PGA Reach and The First Tee, and with support from The Honda Classic, Adams Golf and Southwest Airlines. These FREE, one hour clinics look to introduce participants to the game of golf and are designed to help build  self-esteem and confidence in a fun, welcoming and supportive environment; encouraging participants to learn golf skills while practicing specific autism learning concepts.

 

#GameON Autism Golf Clinics were first trialed in 2013 in the U.S. alongside the Els for Autism Golf Challenge series. Clinics have also been held in South Africa and alongside select PGA TOUR tournaments and special events. The clinic on May 11th is the first of these clinics to be held in Canada. The clinic being hosted at Morgan Creek Golf Course will be led by Els For Autism’s #GameON Autism Golf Instructor, Jen Hong, with support from golf instructors from the course and will be attended by 16 participants from Canucks Autism Network (CAN). SNAG Golf Canada is kindly donating golf equipment for the clinic.

 

In addition to the clinic being hosted at Morgan Creek on May 11th, #GameON Autism Golf Clinics will also be hosted alongside the following Golf Challenge tournaments:

 

Royal Montreal Golf Club, Ile Bizard, QC 5/25/15

 

Scarboro Golf & Country Club, Toronto, ON 7/27/15

 

Glencoe Golf & Country Club, Calgary, AB 8/31/15

 

Edmonton Country Club, Edmonton, AB 9/14/15

 

“I have seen first-hand the incredibly positive affect that these clinics can have on those impacted by autism and so I am delighted that thanks to support from our #GameON partners in Canada, this year we are able to ensure kids and young adults on the autism spectrum in five different Canadian cities can experience these clinics and gain an introduction to golf. In the meantime, we are working hard on plans to develop #GameON Autism Golf into a comprehensive program so that more individuals with autism can have access to golf worldwide.” Said Els for Autism Founder, Ernie Els.

 

Since its inaugural 2011 series, the Els for Autism Golf Challenge has grown year on year and has raised a total of over $9 million for autism thanks to over 7,500 rounds of golf and over 17,500 donors pledging funds. The series has also helped raise awareness of a disorder that now affects a staggering 1 in 68 children, and 1 in 42 boys. Proceeds from the Canadian Golf Challenge events are donated to a variety of autism-focused, non-profit organizations in the territory or province in which they are raised.

 

We like to thank our Major Sponsors

Els for Autism is a game-changing resource, delivering and facilitating programs that are leading examples of what can be available to people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Contact Els for Autism Canada

 

c65 Robinhood Drive

Dundas, ON

L9H 4G2

Canada

 

Phone: 561-320-9528