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Affiliate Events

Affiliate Events are any type of fundraiser that includes Els for Autism Foundation as a benefitting charity of the event. These events may include, but are not limited to, a golf tournament, charity auction, 5K walk or run, casino night, fashion show, gala and more!

Registration: All Affiliate Events must be registered here. Once the online registration form is completed, you will be contacted within 5 business days with more details and helpful tips for fundraising by the Els for Autism Events team. If your Affiliate Event is a golf tournament, your event location and date should not conflict with any of the scheduled 2019 Golf Challenge Regional Events in the U.S. or Canada. These event dates are all listed on the Golf Challenge website.

Affiliate Event login page: Once registered and have set-up an Affiliate Event fundraising page, you can login to your event here.

Affiliate Events Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I run an Affiliate Event?

Kindly note, the Els for Autism Foundation will not be able to cover start-up costs, so hosts should ensure that they can recoup costs through ticket sales or registration fees.

The Els for Autism Foundation will provide the following:

  • Els for Autism small gift for each guest attending (i.e. Ribbon Pins)
  • An auction item package, including Ernie Els’ autographed memorabilia
  • Remote support from the Els for Autism Foundation events team
  • Event signage for the cost of shipping fees
  • A donation receipts upon the delivery of the Affiliate Event donation
  • 2 tickets to the Grand Finale in Palm Beach at The Breakers Hotel, October 13-14, 2019 for Affiliate Events that raise $15,000+ for Els for Autism.

How are donations collected?

Affiliate Events are assigned an on-line fundraising page that can be shared with family, friends, colleagues and, individuals who may donate to help its event reach your fundraising goal. We recommend you advise all your event participants to utilize the online donation site for your specific Affiliate Event. This will help alleviate some of the administrative work for the Affiliate Event host.

We recommend collecting donations using one of the following methods in addition to or in lieu of the online donation site:

  • Affiliate Event host can collect all the funds and write a personal check to ‘Els for Autism’
  • Affiliate Event guests can write checks directly to ‘Els for Autism’ and note your Affiliate Event title in the memo line

All checks must be payable to ‘Els for Autism’. Please include the Affiliate Event name in the memo line for ALL checks. Checks can be mailed to:

Els for Autism Foundation
Attn: Affiliate Event
18370 Limestone Creek Road
Jupiter, Florida 33458

What is the Grand Finale and how do I attend?

All Affiliate Events that raise $15K or more qualify to attend a two-day extravaganza of golf and entertainment at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL hosted by Liezl and Ernie Els. The 2019 Grand Finale will be on October 13-14, 2019.

Fundraising Deadline: All Affiliate Events will have until 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, to qualify for the 2019 Grand Finale.

2019 Grand Finale Access Includes:

  • Access to the Grand Finale for a two-person team with one non-golf guest per player
  • 1 x two-person team in the Grand Finale golf tournament
  • Invitation to the Welcome Party & Awards Ceremony
  • Invitation to the Gala Celebration
  • Two nights’ accommodation (based on double occupancy)
  • Autism consultations for team guests
  • Luxury gift bag for each player
  • Opportunity to win major prizes

The Breakers

The Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach, FL

What is the Golden Circle Club?

All Affiliate Events that raise $30,000 or more will gain access to the ‘VIP Golden Circle Club’ qualifying them for a range of unique privileges including an extra night of hotel accommodation and access to an exclusive VIP Reception with Liezl and Ernie Els.

Where do the funds raised go?

The Els for Autism Foundation continues to grow its programs to improve the lives of individuals and families impacted by autism and 86% of every dollar of revenue generated goes towards those offerings. The Foundation is currently running a capital campaign to complete the construction of The Els Center of Excellence ™ campus by the addition of an Adults Services Center, Sports Facility and, Medical and Research Facility.

For information on Affiliate Events:

Contact: Paige Scollard
Email: Paige.Scollard@elsforautism.org
Phone: 561-320-9532