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.

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Expansion plans for Tubac Center of the Arts

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According to a center official, the planned expansion of the Tubac Center of the Arts (TCA) could boost tourism when it provides a new gallery for featuring shows of well-known local painters such as Hugh Cabot, Ross Stefan and Dale Nichols.
TCA Treasurer of Board of Directors Dave Bouchein said a fundraising drive has already been started with a goal of $700,000. Thanks to one-on-one talks with donors and through bequests from two estates, $355,000 has already been raised.

“We really want it to be of the artists of this area so we can collect and present the art work of the artists who made the Santa Cruz Valley and Tubac what it is today,” Bouchein said. “We think we’re going to draw a lot of people for that. People have heard of these artists in the past and come and ask where they can see it. There is no place to see it now.”

About 3,400 square feet will be added to the present 5,800-square-foot building. The $700,000 goal will cover for the construction costs of about $560,000 and $140,000 will be added to the endowment fund to pay for operating costs. The art center already owns the land on which the expansion is planned, Bouchein said.

Since it was built in 1972, the TCA has had two additions, which include the Smith Gallery currently used for displaying art. It also has a stage for performing arts and a space in the rear of the building that is used for storage and office space.

According to Bouchein, the art center’s storage space is getting cramped. But with the expansion, the receiving and shipping for the frequently changing art shows will have more area. The small kitchen for volunteers and the aging restrooms will likewise be replaced.

Also included in the new plan are a workshop and lecture hall, meeting room, art reference library, and more office space for employees and volunteers. Handicapped access will be added outside and the front landscaping and signage will be improved.

The schedule calls for the fundraising drive to conclude at the end of May and for groundbreaking to happen in November.

Presentations to the public showing the floor plan will be shown on March 9 and March 14 at 9 a.m., or March 11 at 4 p.m. at the art center.

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(Source: Gvnews.com)