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Jupiter, Fla. (April 2, 2017) – The Els for Autism Foundation is announcing a challenge to get individuals to walk, run, or bike the length of the average golf course (4 miles) between April 2 – 28, 2017, and donate $25 or more to celebrate Autism Awareness Month. The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) will match up to $25,000 of donations, and players at the RBC Heritage tournament will wear blue to show their support on Thursday, April 13, 2017.
Anyone can participate by walking, running, or biking their 4 miles and posting their progress on Social Media tagging Els for Autism and using the hashtag: #4MILES4AUTISM. All participants who have posted and donated by the end of the fundraising challenge on April 28th will be entered into a random drawing taking place at the Autism Innovations & Global Impact Conference hosted at The Els Center of Excellence in Jupiter, FL on April 29th. One lucky participant will win an invitation for two, to the Golf Challenge Grand Finale at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, October 27 – 28, 2017. Guests of the Grand Finale will have the opportunity to participate in a golf tournament day and will attend two nights of celebrations hosted by Ernie and Liezl Els.
“We are excited to raise funds, spread autism awareness and encourage a healthier lifestyle for individuals with autism spectrum disorder,” said Liezl Els, Founder of the Els for Autism Foundation. “We are grateful to Royal Bank of Canada for matching the first $25,000 in donations, and we look forward to seeing both players and spectators sporting their blue at the RBC Heritage.”
“We are proud of our partnership with Ernie and the Els for Autism Foundation,” said Matt McGlynn, Vice President, Brand Marketing for RBC. “We encourage everyone who attends the RBC
Heritage to participate in the #4MILES4AUTISM campaign, to help raise funds and grow awareness of families and kids living with autism.”
For more information and to donate and register your #4MILES4AUTISM, visit:
Event Contact: Jen Hong
Els for Autism Foundation, The Els Center of Excellence
18370 Limestone Creek Road, Jupiter, FL 33458
Office: (561) 320-9531
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The Els for Autism Foundation: The Els for Autism Foundation was established in 2009 by PGA TOUR golfer Ernie Els and his wife Liezl (residents of Jupiter, FL) shortly after their son Ben was diagnosed with autism. The Foundation’s overarching mission is to help people on the autism spectrum fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives. Els for Autism has offices in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, and the UK. To help fulfill its mission, Els for Autism is building a state-of-the-art Center of Excellence in Jupiter, FL, with a local, national and global reach.
Donations can be made online at and by check (made payable to ‘Els for Autism’) and addressed to: Els for Autism, Attn: #4MILES4AUTISM, 18370 Limestone Creek Rd, Jupiter, FL 33458.