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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 2023 Golf Challenge Grand Finale.

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

Every April, 300 runners, and walkers gather to participate in the annual Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K. The race route takes you through the North Jupiter Flatwoods, along the first-ever autism-friendly trail in Florida. Participants of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. For more information, please get in touch with Olivia Butler at

Liezl’s Tea Party

Each year, a group of ladies is invited to join Liezl Els in celebrating a new country and culture at Liezl’s Annual Tea Party. Guests are encouraged to dress to the theme for an afternoon of fun and fundraising. We hope you will join us! For more information, please contact Jennifer Nicholas at

Giveback Events

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

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.

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. Joining 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. For more information, please email

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.

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.