Saturday, May 31, 2008
Our Local Golf Tournament - "The Drive For Autism"
We thought our readers would like some news on our SUPER and very successful golf tournament benefiting our Autism Society of Delaware, held at the Du Pont Country Club. The weather was great, the food and drinks were plentiful, the whole place was bustling with staff, volunteers, golfers, military people and celebs, and a great time was had by all! We had at least 20 NASCAR drivers including the great Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kane, Darrel Waltrip, and many Eagles football stars!
Our organizer, whose blog name is MI and who posts here regularly, is due a huge debt of gratitude and thanks from me and all the kids and adults in our organization for being such a big part of making this event successful. Half a million dollars was raised for our local chapter, and I am proud and happy to say that some of those proceeds will be going to contribute to our adult program called POW&R (Productive Opportunities for Work and Recreation.) I will be a direct recipient and client of this program as of the beginning of June, when I turn 21! Hopefully I will have a volunteer job with regular part-time hours, possibly leading to paid employment, as well as some fun things to do in my spare time with a support person and maybe some of my friends and fellow POW&R clients.
If you are watching TV tomorrow (Sunday), please tune in to the Best Buy-Autism Speaks 400 NASCAR race on Fox.
It is being held here in Delaware at Dover Downs and Mom, Dad and I will be in the stands! Look for the big mass of blue t-shirts - that will be our section (families in the autism community). This race is for US and we are very excited! What a big weekend for our cause!~
Photo 1: Nick with Big John Runyon (Nick is six feel tall - that guy must be 6'7"!!)
Photo 2: Shaking hands with Anthony Federoff of American Idol fame. He sang the national anthem beautifully to kick off the festivities.
Caption 3: With the Philly Soul cheerleaders (that's Jon Bon Jovi's team) I guess gentlemen DO prefer blondes...
Photo 4: Hundreds of golf carts, ready to take to the courses!