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Fundraising Events

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

Upcoming Events

Golf Challenge Series

2021 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.

Polo and Golf Fundraiser – Champagne, Clubs & Chukkas

The Inaugural Champagne, Clubs & Chukkas will be held on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at International Polo Club Palm Beach, Wellington, Florida.

Join us for an exclusive outdoor brunch and polo match at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) to watch as the world’s most elite teams compete for the coveted C.V. Whitney Cup and the chance to be crowned the GAUNTLET OF POLO Champion. All proceeds to benefit Els for Autism.

Roots & Ruts 5K + Family Fun Run

The second annual Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at North Jupiter Flatwoods Natural Area, Jupiter, Florida.

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. Can’t make it to the race? Not a problem! Participate in Els for Autism’s first ever Virtual Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K!

Els for Autism Virtual Poker Tournament

The second annual Els for Autism Virtual Poker Tournament will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

We’re aiming for a full house – are you in? We hope you’ll join us and Els for Autism supporters around the world to help people on the spectrum! Both US residents and those living outside the US are welcomed and encouraged to join in on the fun. All proceeds to benefit Els for Autism.

Wine Spectator & Cigar Aficionado Pro-Am

The 2021 Pro-am will be held on Monday, December 6, 2021 at the Old Palm Golf Club, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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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