2019 ANDERSON CENTER FOR AUTISM GOLF CLASSIC SET FOR JUNE 13, 2019
Staatsburg, New York…On Thursday, June 13, 2019, Anderson Center for Autism will host its annual golf classic at The Links at Union Vale in Lagrangeville, sponsored by Fox Oldies 98.9 WGNY Radio. The event is expected to draw approximately 150 people and raise over $70,000 for the organization’s programs and services, which are designed to optimize the quality of life for people with Autism.
Dan Lambe, parent to a resident at Anderson Center for Autism and an insurance professional, shared, “The golf outing means so much to me. I bring my closest friends to the event and they really get to learn more about Anderson and how great it is for our son Joey. The positive feedback I get from them at the outing and afterward confirms that Andrea and I have Joey in the right place. I also love that Anderson includes students and residents in the event. At a few holes, they have young adults with Autism out there demonstrating how to use their communication systems – it’s a chance for golfers who aren’t exposed to the population of people with autism to see someone making real strides with this system. It’s fascinating even for me as a parent – but to see the people I am with experience what it’s like to have someone speak using a communication device is amazing.”
“Not only is this a fantastic way for us to raise funds for our programs and services at Anderson Center for Autism, but it’s a great day of fellowship for the golfers. We see businesspeople, retirees, family members, and community leaders out there year after year, having fun while supporting a cause that impacts almost everyone,” said Eliza Bozenski, Chief Development Officer, Anderson Foundation for Autism.
The outing will begin with registration and full breakfast at 8am followed by a 9am shotgun start (scramble format; lunch sandwiches and snacks served on the course). At 2pm, golfers will enjoy cocktails, awards, dinner, and raffles. Tickets are $175 per person.
Anderson Center for Autism is a nonprofit organization based in Staatsburg that provides educational, vocational, and residential services to people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. According to Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 59 are now diagnosed with the neurological disorder, which presents with communication, social, and sensory processing challenges.
About Anderson Center for Autism
Our mission at Anderson Center for Autism is to optimize the quality of life for people with autism.