More than 100 golfers teed off at Huntsville Golf Club in Lehman, Pa on June 20th, 2016 for the 23rd Annual Autism Golf Classic. The annual tournament raises funds for autism services and pragmatic socialization groups provided by Allied Services Integrated Health System. The event raised more than $100,000.
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. Funds raised through the Autism Golf Classic also support 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 to right, the winners of the 23rd Annual Autism Golf Classic: Steve Leitzel, Northumberland; Mike Boone, Bloomsburg; Chris Walzer, Danville; Jim Sargent, Williamsburg representing Marks McLaughlin & Dennehey in Danville.