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Fundraising Events

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

Upcoming Events

Golf Challenge Series

2020 Dates – go to

17 Regional Events across the U.S. and Canada between March and September. Teams who raise $15,000 or more, qualify for the Grand Finale in Nassau, Bahamas.

Polo and Golf Fundraiser – Champagne, Clubs & Chukkas

Monday, April 6, 2020

World Golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els and World Polo Tour player Facundo Pieres will participate in a Polo/Golf exposition match at the International Polo Club in Wellington, FL. Spectators will enjoy a champagne brunch. All proceeds to benefit Els for Autism.

Roots & Ruts 5K + Sensory-friendly Obstacle Course + Post-race Expo

Saturday, April 25, 2020

The second annual Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K to benefit Els for Autism will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020.  Runners and walkers will enjoy a unique off-road race through the North Jupiter Flatwoods.

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.


Previous Events

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.

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 partners with stores and companies throughout the year to create fundraising opportunities.

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