Hollywood Stars and Celebrity Athletes Join the Center for Autism in Raising Much Needed Funds for Children with Autism at ACT Today’s 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

| June 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

The News Gals (Press Release)Jun 02, 2010– TARZANA, CA, Autism Care and Treatment (ACT Today!) announces that its 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament held on Monday, May 17, 2010 was an enormous success, raising nearly $40,000 net for children with autism. The event was held at Braemar Country Club, located at 4001 Reseda Boulevard in Tarzana, California. It was hosted by actor Joe Mantegna (CBS’ “Criminal Minds”) and comedian John Mendoza. The tournament was title sponsored by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), the world’s largest organization effectively treating children with autism.

“The Center for Autism and Related Disorders is proud to be a part of this year’s tournament fundraiser,” says CARD Founder and Executive Director Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh. “Through direct donation, corporate sponsorship and community generosity, ACT Today! is changing the lives of children with autism.”

CARD was joined by celebrity golfers, including: NFL Super Bowl Champions Chris Hayes and Ed Marinaro, Racecar Driver / Model Ashley van Dyke, Mark Christopher Lawrence (“Chuck”), Ron Masak (“Murder She Wrote”), Basil Wallace (“Blood Diamond”), Racecar Champion Charles Downes, Bill Smitrovich (“Castle” and “Seven Pounds”), the LA Kings Girls, Veteran Entertainment Reporter Tina Marie Tyler, and Comedian/Actor John Byner.

One in 110 children in America is diagnosed with autism. Autism is more prevalent than pediatric cancer, AIDS, and diabetes combined.

“The funds raised through ACT Today!’s 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will help provide therapy, social skills groups, biomedical treatment, helmets and more,” says Tournament Director Stefan de Nocker. “These funds will provide these tools for children whose parents cannot afford to provide these necessary tools for their child to live a productive life.”

Other corporate sponsors of the 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament include: TWIW Insurance (Presenting Sponsor), United Healthcare, City National Bank, Apothe’Cure, Inc., Paul Mitchell, GolfSmith, Five Star Golf, Carole Young Brooke Foundation, Hope Wine, The Auto Gallery, Food Should Taste So Good, Wines for Autism, Ener-G Foods, Anhueser Busch, Mandalay Bay, Murad, Inc., One West Bank, The Littlest Golfer, Vista Automotive, Wendy’s, Capital Retirement Group, Lockheed Federal Credit Union, Allied Beverages, Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Links for Luv, and Players’ Golf Club.

Visit www.golfforautism.blogspot.com for a listing of all sponsors and donors who made the 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament a success.

About Autism Care and Treatment:
Autism Care and Treatment (ACT Today!) is a non profit organization that provides grant money for families that cannot afford or access the treatments their autistic children need. From protective helmets, to social skills groups, to ABA and biomedical treatments, ACT Today! does everything it can to help autistic children achieve their highest potential.

For more information about the Title Sponsor, visit www.centerforautism.com.
For more information about Autism Care and Treatment, visit www.act-today.org.
For more information about the annual Charity Golf Tournament, visit www.golfforautism.net.

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