The MetLife Matchup Champion receives $750,000 for the charity of their choice and Zac Blair has selected Els for Autism as his charity!
How to vote:
- Between August 5-15, go to: www.pgatour.com/metlife-matchup.html
- Click Zac Blair (Week 7) and VOTE NOW
- Vote in succession 20 times per day!
- Share with your friends and family!
- Help us make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and families impacted by autism!
Thank You Zac Blair!
Els for Autism Foundation is exceptionally grateful to Zac Blair who nominated our Foundation as the recipient of the MetLife MatchUp contest, a season-long contest recognizing the players who best navigate challenging situations on the course.
During the AT&T Byron Nelson tournament in May, professional golfer, Zac Blair, made a fantastic up & down to save par. His save was selected to be in that week’s MetLife MatchUp contest and Zac selected Els for Autism as his benefiting charity. Zac won the match up that week–securing $20,000 for the Foundation, and he is now a finalist in the MetLife MatchUp. If his video receives the most votes during the week of August 5 – August 15, he has selected our Foundation to win $750,000!
The prevalence of autism is about 1 in 44 children in the U.S. and occurs in all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Els for Autism Foundation is committed to better understanding the aspirations of people with autism and helping them to fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives.
With the $750,000 the Els for Autism Foundation will focus expanding and enhancing Programs and Services in three main areas:
- Broaden the early diagnosis program: It is proven, early identification of autism allows children to enroll in intervention programs that will improve social, cognitive, language and academic outcomes.
- Expand recreation services: The Foundation would expand the global reach of its recreation programs, including the Ernie Els #GameON Autism ™ Golf Program, positively impacting individuals around the world regardless of ability.
- Grow employment solutions for adults with autism: The Foundation would expand its Work Experience program to prepare adults with autism and other related disabilities for meaningful, paid employment in hospitality and healthcare industries.