Support for Autism Grows Thanks to Golfer Ernie Els

July 24, 2012, TBH Blog
TBH Blog

The Ad Council and Autism Speaks ran a really great series of autism awareness ads. One of those that recently came to mind reads:

“Odds of a child becoming a professional golfer: 1 in 140,000”

Those involved in behavior treatment services, advocacy, fundraising, counseling, teaching, caring for or otherwise supporting individuals with autism know that Autism Spectrum Disorder affects one in 88 children and one in 54 boys. It is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. We’ve learned that more children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined.

Ernie Els Golf ChallengeTrumpet Behavioral Health provides treatment services in nine states and in schools across the U.S. and Canada. Now through our support of the Els for Autism Golf Challenge, we are working to help families all over the world impacted by autism.

The Els for Autism Golf Challenge is being spearheaded by golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els who got involved after his son, Ben, was diagnosed with autism more than four years ago.  It’s been a banner week for Mr. Els and his fans (to be sure, we’ve become huge fans!) — Ernie Els won the 2012 British Open this past Sunday.

To help celebrate his victory, Trumpet Behavioral Health is happy to announce a new, easy-to-use tool to donate $5 to help individuals with autism all over the world through the Els for Autism Foundation.

Please join us in making a simple $5 donation to fight autism!

Text E4A to 20222

Your name will not be added to a mailing list or text-messaging list. But you will be entered for a chance to win a 32″ HD-LCD Flat Screen TV! See rules.

If autism is an issue that you want to support by giving more, you can visit our Team Fundraising Page and find the donation link on the right side under our logo o the elephants. Or you can join the special Gallery Club for non-golfers, sponsored by Trumpet Behavioral Health.

Again, congratulations to Ernie Els! And to everyone in the Autism Community, let’s keep fighting the good fight!

And if you are a golfer, you can find the next Els for Autism Golf Challenge event nearest you on the official website.

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