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Fundraising Events

Els for Autism Foundation® hosts fundraisers throughout the year, both locally and internationally!

Upcoming Events

Golf Challenge Regional Event Series

Els for Autism® hosts several Golf Challenge regional events across the U.S. and Canada. Teams who raise $15,000 or more by the fundraising deadline will qualify for the 2022 Golf Challenge Grand Finale.


Previous Events

Polo Fundraising Event – Champagne, Clubs & Chukkas

On Sunday, February 20, 2022, guests enjoyed an exclusive outdoor brunch and polo match at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) where the world’s most elite teams compete for the coveted C.V. Whitney Cup and the chance to be crowned the 2022 GAUNTLET OF POLO Champion.

Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K + Sensory-Friendly Obstacle Course

On Saturday, April 30, 2022, more than 300 runners and walkers  participated in the third annual Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K to celebrate Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. The race route  goes through the North Jupiter Flatwoods, along a certified autism-friendly trail. Participants of all ages and abilities participated in the race.  The next Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K is scheduled for March 25, 2023.

Wine Spectator & Cigar Aficionado Pro-Am

Every year, top tour pros are joined by an enthusiastic group of amateurs, thrilled to be inside the ropes with a legendary cast of some of the greatest names in golf, and there is support from a dedicated panel of prestige brands. Alongside Ernie and Liezl is the event’s founder, and close personal friend of the Els family, Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher of Cigar Aficionado and Wine Spectator magazines.

Kodi Lee Concert

Kodi Lee, musical savant and winner of Season 14 of America’s Got Talent, took the stage at The Els Center of Excellence®, dazzling the crowd with his musical talents and bright, uplifting attitude. Songs performed included “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars, “You Are the Reason,” by Scott Calum and more.

Liezl’s Tea Party

Each year, a group of ladies get together to celebrate a new country and culture. Guests are encouraged to dress to the theme for the afternoon of fun and fundraising.

Light It Up Blue

April is World Autism Awareness Month, so we celebrate by ‘Lighting it up Blue’ at 1000 North in Jupiter Florida.

Els for Autism Virtual Poker Tournament

Els for Autism supporters around the world gathered for our Annual Virtual Poker Tournament and Prize Drawing!

Round Up 4 Els for Autism

Visit any Arcis Golf course around the country during the month of April and support Els for Autism Foundation when you round up your food & beverage, pro shop merchandise or a round of golf purchase.

Official Captain Els Watch Party

In celebration of Ernie Els’ role as the Captain of the International team in the Presidents Cup, local restaurants hosted event watch parties and donated a percentage of profits back to the Els for Autism Foundation.


Give Back Events

Els for Autism Foundation® partners with friends, individuals, and businesses throughout the year who want to join us in our fundraising efforts.

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