Tubac Celebrates Autism Charity Golf Classic

This year’s celebration of the Autism Charity Golf Classic was held at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa where the Tucson Autism Community Center (TACC) was chosen to host the event last May 5, 2012. The proceeds of the event went go to the Tucson Alliance for Autism (TAFA).

Rodney Peete, former NFL quarterback and author of the book ‘Not My Boy! A Father, A Son and One Family’s Journey with Autism’, attended the event with his son, RJ. “I was very excited to be a part of the TACC Golf Tournament and was impressed with the hospitality I received at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa.” Peete said.

For this year’s competition, another father and son stepped up – Randy Blunt and his son, Tyler.
Last year, they participated in the ‘What’s Your Major’ contest by submitting his story in a form of essay describing why the Autism Charity Classic meant so much to him and his son. Blunt knew the Autism Charity Classic would be the perfect timing to share his compelling story. Many indeed submitted their essays but Blunt and his son won the 3rd place. His prize includes a set of Callaway golf clubs, a backyard putting green from SYNLawn Golf and private lessons from short game legend Dave Pelz at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa. Upon winning the contest, he then saw their potential to win again this year and get the Championship of the short game legend by Dave Pelz.

The Co-founders of both TACC and TAFA were Ron and Angela Canale. They have a beautiful 14 year old daughter who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. They helped create TACC and TAFA as a result of the many challenges they faced when trying to obtain information about services available in the Tucson community for those affected by autism.

“The goal of this tournament is to raise money to help families and children who are affected by autism,” Ron Canale said. “Just as important is to raise awareness. That is why we get so excited when people like Rodney Peete, Dave Pelz and Randy Blunt get involved because they help bring attention about autism to the forefront.”

The Autism Charity Classic Golf Tournament is held every year at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa, known for its hospitality, luxurious Hacienda style and 27-hole championship golf course made famous by the movie, Tin Cup. The resort is located just 35 minutes outside of Tucson, Arizona.

With Tubac community being hospitable and sensitive to the needs of their people, what is there not to love about Tubac? There’s no wonder more and more homes in Tubac are being built in this blooming city and state. For you are not merely purchasing a custom home in Tubac for your family’s future plans but you are also buying an item that gives you the chance to experience the exceptional beautiful places and recreational activities you will discover in Tucson.

Among the home builders in Tubac and Arizona, Dorn Homes is the most reliable Arizona home builder that builds quality new construction homes in Tubac. When browsing for home builders in Tubac, look for Dorn-built homes that you can trust to provide you with a stylish, comfortable, convenient, and energy-efficient home.

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Home Energy-Efficiency Checklist

Now that green home building becomes more of a necessity rather than a growing trend, it helps a lot if home owners have a home energy-efficiency checklist at hand.

Dorn Homes is a reputable green home builder of South Arizona homes. They develop communities for the active-adult market and build custom energy-efficient homes.

Check out this simple list of home-energy must-do’s to know if your home is indeed, energy-efficient.

1. Look for drafts in the areas that are most susceptible, like windows and doors that lead to the outside. A burning incense stick is a great draft locater. The smoke will toss and turn under the slightest breeze, making it ideal for hard-to-find drafts. Plus, if you choose a pleasant scent, it will fill your home with comforting aromas.

If the caulk around your windows is beginning to show signs of wear, then it’s time to clean them up and apply a fresh bead. Use a putty knife or razor blade to clean the old caulk away and then simply re-caulk the windows.

If your windows are in bad shape and you don’t have the finances to have them replaced before the cold air sets in, inexpensive plastic window covers will greatly help your situation.

For doors, check the status of the weatherstripping. Is it cracked or torn in places? Maybe it’s just worn down from constant opening and closing. Either way, most hardware stores have a huge selection of inexpensive weatherstripping that can help keep the cold out and the warm in. Many styles are easy to install – just peel-and-stick! Make sure that the door closes snuggly and use the incense stick to re-check.

2. Check for drafts around electrical outlets and switch plates. With a few dozen outlets and switches scattered throughout your home, there can be some significant heat loss if the walls aren’t insulated properly. Picking up some waterproof gaskets used for outside outlets and installing them behind the covers can reduce air flow.

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3. If you have a home with attic access, you will want to make sure that the hatch is insulated. Since heat rises, it will quickly exit through an un-insulated attic hatch.

4. Check for drafts around baseboards. In most cases, there’s a small gap between the bottom of the drywall and the floor. A bead of caulk along the baseboards can really help prevent heat loss, and as a bonus, filling in the gaps can make the baseboards look nicer.

5. Check fireplace dampers and dryer exhaust louvers (on the outside of your house) to make sure they function properly. Many people are surprised at how much heat can escape their house by not having a louvered dryer vent. When the dryer is not on, the louvers remain closed and help to keep the warm air inside the home.

6. Another place to check for air leaks is around your window or wall air conditioner. If it’s possible, your best bet is to remove the window unit for the winter. If that’s not possible, seal the leaks with caulk.

7. On the outside of your home, inspect all of the water faucets and any outlets or pipesyou have entering your house. Caulk any holes or gaps you may find. While you’re outside, check the siding and exterior of the windows. Again, apply caulk where needed.

Dorn Homes is a certified green builder of homes in South Arizona including: Homes in Tucson, Homes in Tubac, Homes in Green Valley, Homes in Oro Valley, and Homes in Prescott.

Visit Dorn Homes today.

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