Nearly 130 golfers teed off recently at the Huntsville Golf Club in Lehman, Pa for the annual event, which has collected more than $1million for the local non-profit health and human services provider in the last 20 years. The 21st Autism Golf Classic raised more than $110,000 for pediatric and autism services at Allied Services.
Hosted by Allied Services and presenting sponsor, Lexus MotorWorld, the tournament included a dinner, silent and live auction and the Lexus Champions for Charity Raffle, an annual raffle giving one lucky supporter a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play in the three-day Pebble Beach golf tournament.
“We’re pleased and humbled that so many players and sponsors teamed up with Allied Services and Lexus MotorWorld again this year to make the Autism Golf Classic a huge success,” said Attorney Bill Conaboy, President and CEO of Allied Services.
Proceeds from the tournament benefit pediatric patients with diagnoses on the autism spectrum disorder who receive treatment and services at Allied Services. Most autism services are not fully covered by insurance, and Allied Services provides critical rehab services for pediatric patients without regard to their parents’ ability to pay.
For the past 12 years, the funds raised through the Autism Golf Classic have supported Autism rehab services, as well as pragmatic social groups serving children with Autism throughout the region. One such group is Parents and Professionals, which was founded by the parent of a child with autism and his therapist at Heinz Rehab. The group sponsors sports, social events and an annual trip to the Philadelphia Zoo.
Pictured, from left: left to right, tournament winners, Larry Medico, Jr.; Mariano Medico; Larry Medico; Chase Makowski.