The planning committee for the 2013 Allied Services Heinz Rehab Annual Autism Classic met recently to plan the 20th annual tournament, which will be held on Monday, June 10 at the Huntsville Golf Club in Lehman, PA with presenting sponsor Lexus MotorWorld.
Proceeds will be used to treat pediatric patients with diagnoses on the autism spectrum disorder.
Most autism services are not fully covered by insurance, and Allied Services Heinz Rehab Hospital provides critical rehab services for pediatric patients without regard to their parents’ ability to pay.
Over the past 19 years, over $900,000 has been raised through this tournament.
For the first nine years, event proceeds supported augmentative communication devices for developmentally challenged children.
For the past 11 years all proceeds have supported Autism rehab services, as well as for pragmatic social groups serving children with Autism throughout the region.
One such group is Parents and Professionals, which was founded by the parent of a child with autism and his therapist at Heinz Rehab, and sponsors sports, social events and an annual trip to the Philadelphia Zoo.
The Lexus Champions for Charity designation was earned by the Autism program for the fourth consecutive year.
As the regional designee, Allied Services Integrated Health System conducts a regional raffle with 250 chances to win the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play in the three-day Pebble Beach golf tournament.
For information on Allied Services or its services for children with Autism, please visit AlliedServices.org.
For questions about the tournament, please call 570-348-1407.