The 2012 Allied Services Heinz Rehab Annual Autism Classic 19th annual tournament, which was held recently at the Huntsville Golf Club in Lehman PA, raised $100,000 with presenting sponsor Lexus MotorWorld. The proceeds will be used to treat pediatric patients with autism spectrum disorder. Most autism services are not fully covered by insurance, and Allied Services Heinz Rehab Hospital provides critical rehab services for pediatric patients without regard to their parents’ ability to pay. Over the past 18 years, close to $700,000 has been raised through the Autism Classic for these services, as well as for 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, and sponsors sports, social events and an annual trip to the Philadelphia Zoo.

The Lexus Champions for Charity designation was earned by the Autism program for the third consecutive year. As the regional designee, Allied Services Integrated Health System conducted a regional raffle with 250 chances to win the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play in the three-day Pebble Beach golf tournament. Raffle winner Bob Cerminara and his guest will participate in the three-day Lexus Championship at Pebble Beach, California which begins December 5, 2012.Bob Cerminara is a member of Hershey Country Club and resides in Hummelstown, PA

Pictured from left: Jim Partington and Aldo Franconi, both representing MotorWorld Lexus, congratulate Pebble Beach raffle winner Bob Cerminara with Jackie Brozena, Senior Vice President/COO and Bill Conaboy, Esq., President and CEI of Allied Services respectively.