‘Tee-off for Autism’ golf tournament raises more than $5,000 for adults with autism
More than 60 golfers attended Devereux Pennsylvania’s “Tee-off for Autism” event. The event raised more than $5,000 for the “Bridge Fund,” which is designed to help young adults with autism, who are served by Devereux Pennsylvania’s CAAPP, bridge the gap between high school graduation and adult programming to ensure there is no lapse in services.
The golf tournament, now in its second year, was held at Broad Run Golfer’s Club in West Chester, Pa. Funds raised from the tournament will be used to grant individualized supports and services - through CAAPP - to adults in Chester, Montgomery and Delaware counties.
The primary goal of the tournament is to provide instruction and support across community, home and work environments to help individuals become productive, socially connected and personally fulfilled members of their local communities.
than 60 golfers hit the links for the second annual “Tee-off for Autism” golf
tournament to raise money for Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Pennsylvania’s
Bridge fund is designed to help young adults – served by Devereux
Pennsylvania’s Community Adult Autism Partnership Program (CAAPP) -
bridge the gap between high school graduation and adult programming to ensure
there is no lapse in services.
golf tournament, organized in partnership with T.J. Schneider, was held in
September at Broad Run Golfer’s Club in West Chester, Pa. The event raised more
than $5,000 for adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other
disabilities, up from more than $3,000 last year.
are thrilled with the outcome of this event and grateful to our golfers, sponsors
and volunteers for helping to make it so successful,” said Devereux Executive
Director of Autism Services and event co-organizer Dr. Todd Harris. “Between this golf tournament and our annual ‘Face-off
for Autism’ hockey tournament, held in partnership with Shinny USA, we’ve
raised more than $100,000 for our ‘Bridge Fund’ since 2012.”
Bridging the gap …
raised from the golf tournament will be used to grant individualized supports
and services – through CAAPP – to adults in three Pennsylvania counties
(Chester, Montgomery and Delaware counties). The primary goal is to provide
instruction and support across community, home and work environments to help
individuals become productive, socially connected and personally fulfilled
members of their local communities.
with ASD and other disabilities receive fully-funded supports and services
while they’re going to school. But when school ends – either at graduation or
when the individuals turn 21 – their federally-mandated supports and services
end, creating a host of issues,” explained Dr. Harris. “We want to make sure
the individuals we serve can easily obtain the specialized services they need
to thrive and be successful in life.”
Next up: Face-off for Autism
ready to drop the puck! The seventh annual “Face-off for Autism” hockey
tournament – also benefitting Devereux Pennsylvania – will be held on April 13
at Ice Line in West Chester, Pa. Interested sponsors or participants should
Todd Harris or Amanda Duffy.
To learn more about
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Pennsylvania, click here.
To learn more about CAAPP, click here.
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