Tee it Up Fore Autism Awareness Presented by Honda of Kirkland

NW Golf Tournament Raises Funding for Autism Research and Awareness

Learning your child has autism can be a devastating and confusing experience for a family. On May 7, 2011 golf enthusiasts will raise funding and awareness of a disorder that affects 1 in every 110 births in the U.S. and nearly 1 in 70 boys.

Lily's Foundation, a newly formed non-profit organization, is excited to host the first annual “Tee It Up Fore Autism Awareness” proudly presented by Honda of Kirkland. Proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization. The event will include a 4-person scramble, tournament giveaways, prizes and dinner following golf at The Golf Club at Echo Falls in Snohomish, WA.

“As a parent of an autistic child, I am intensely aware of the impact autism spectrum disorders have not only on children, but on their families,” said Dan Engel, Lily’s Foundation president. “For many children, early detection is critical. And thanks to the many resources provided by organizations like Autism Speaks, our family was able to recognize the signs when our daughter was just 2 years old. Two years later, Lily's progress has been nothing short of inspiring as she battles this disorder.”

BENEFITING: Lily’s Foundation will donate net tournament proceeds to Autism Speaks, for funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism.

ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT: The event will include a 4-person scramble, tournament giveaways, prizes and dinner following golf. Fee per golfer is $125 or $500 per foursome. Employees of top Puget Sound companies are expected to play, including Microsoft, Amazon, AT&T Wireless, Honda, T-Mobile and Nordstrom. Visit our tournament Web site for details: http://lilysfoundation.org/events.html

BECOMING A SPONSOR: Sponsoring a golf tournament is a great way to give back to the community, market your business, reward employees or network with potential clients. There are sponsorship opportunities available at a number of different price points for our golf tournament. Foursomes are included in many of the sponsorship packages. If you would like to learn how to become part of this great event, please contact Lily's Foundation President Dan Engel at (206) 992-6508 or danengel@lilysfoundation.org.

Lily’s Foundation | 11220 39th Ave. SE, Everett, WA, 98208 | www.lilysfoundation.org