Autism Speaks is the world’s largest autism advocacy organization whose goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. They are dedicated to funding global biomedical research, raising public awareness and bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. The Autism Speaks Celebrity Golf Challenge was created by Susan and Kevin Murray after their son, Owen, was diagnosed with autism. Since its inception, the mission has been to lend a helping hand to children and families across the world who deal with the challenges associated with autism every day.
Some celebrity guests at this year’s event included University of Connecticut Hall of Fame Head Basketball Coach, Jim Calhoun, NY Giants linebacker Michael Boley, former NBA NJ Nets player, Cliff Robinson, Portlandia and Sex and the City actor Kyle MacLachlan, News anchor Chris Wragge and Gossip Girl actor Matthew Settle.
It proved to be a very exciting afternoon as two separate hole in ones were made. Joe Lunny won $25,000 and Greg Schwab won an Audi Cabriolet. The day was a great success, complete with beautiful weather, golf, entertainment and delicious food.
Michael Payne, CEO of Private Flight Advisors, was impressed with the turnout and player support: “From the organizers who spent months planning this fantastic event to the celebrities who continued to acknowledge the importance of charity, we were truly impressed with everyone’s support of such a meaningful cause. We valued our time spent at the Autism Speaks Celebrity Golf Challenge and look forward to continuing to help the families and advocates in this community.”
The Celebrity Golf Challenge at Winged Foot has raised more than $10 million and is the longest running golf event for Autism Speaks, attracting over 300 guests every year. For more information on Autism Speaks and how to get involved with the Celebrity Golf Challenge at Winged Foot, please visit: http://events.autismspeaks.org/
Private Flight Advisors is the leading boutique private jet charter and advisory firm focusing on safety, value, service, and security. Private Flight Advisors is a Wyvern Authorized Broker http://wyvern.avinode.com/
For more information on Private Flight Advisors please call (877) 732-9963 or visit http://www.privateflightadvisors.com.