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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