Those with a passion for golf and a desire to help children with autism have the chance to combine both into one.
Kathleen Walsh, 51, of Clarks Summit and Founder and President of the Parents Loving Children Through Autism Foundation, is proud to present the first “High Hopes” Charity Golf Tournament, a fundraiser designed to benefit autistic children and their parents, specifically fathers.
“Anyone can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a daddy,” Walsh said about the fathers raising children with autism. “Raising autistic children can be a struggle and with not much free time to go out with their wives. This is a great opportunity to be with the guys and bond with other fathers in similar situations.”
Phil Vullo, father of an autistic child, will make a speech at the event’s dinner about his experiences.
The tournament will be held July 21 at the Scranton Municipal Golf Course located at 1099 Golf Club Rd. Mt. Cobb, rain or shine. Shirts will be available to put a parent’s name on to honor them and prizes will be given to the first and second place winners.
Anyone can register and the tournament is open to all ages. The fees are $75, or $300 for a team of four, which covers golf carts, golf bags, refreshments and dinner.For those who are not playing, but plan on attending dinner, there will be a $25 fee .
Donations are also welcome to those not attending or planning to play. In fact, local taverns The V Spot and New Penny Lounge will sell miniature golf clubs for $1 that will benefit the event. All funds raised will go to autism-based organizations.