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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 – visit

Els for Autism will host several Golf Challenge Regional Events across the U.S. and Canada. Teams who raise $15,000 or more will qualify for the Grand Finale in Nassau, Bahamas.


Els for Autism Virtual Poker Tournament

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Join us for a fun Virtual Poker Night and support the Foundation. The event will kick-off with a virtual toast at 7 p.m., and the tournament will begin at 7:30 p.m. EST.

Learn more and register here


In response to the COVID-19 situation and CDC guidelines on social distancing, Els for Autism has made the difficult decision to postpone the following events:

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

Date: TBD

The second annual Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K supports the Els for Autism Foundation.  Runners and walkers will enjoy a unique off-road race through the North Jupiter Flatwoods.

POSTPONED: Polo and Golf Fundraiser – Champagne, Clubs & Chukkas

Date: TBD

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.


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.

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.



Give Back Events

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

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