Teeing it Up for a Cause; Driving Fore Autism 2019
"Garrett's Place" is as amazing as the young man it's named for. A place where young adults can learn life skills such as cooking, doing laundry, and cleaning along with classes in pre-employment and monthly finances. Located at the Autism Support and Resource Center located in Burton, the Life Skills Center is growing and developing yearly thanks to one very important event.
Driving Fore Autism is a golf outing established in 2015 to raise funds to benefit the ASRC (Autism Support and Resource Center). Created by the family of Garrett Dennis, the event is a fundraiser to help the ASRC continue to provide services that allows teens and adults to gain independence, no matter where they are in the spectrum of Autism.
This year's outing will be held at Flint Golf Club on September 21st, with a 10:00am shotgun start and registration beginning at 9:00am. The event will include dinner, awards, and a auction following play. Sponsorship packages are also available. Last years event raised over $80,000 thanks to donors and participants.
In 2018 the CDC determined that approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Of those, 1 in 37 will be boys, and 1 in 151 will be girls. Most children were still being diagnosed after age 4, though autism can be reliably diagnosed as early as age 2. Garrett Dennis was diagnosed at the age of 3. Now a young adult and a high school graduate, Garrett has flourished using the skills he has acquired attending the The Life Skills programs. He continues to grow more independent with the help of the programs and is now employed by Rock Bottom Stone Supply and Ideal Transportation. All proof that providing such resources leads to more successful and independent futures for young adults like Garrett.
For more information on how you can register to play or sponsorship opportunities visit www.geneseeautism.org/driving-fore-autism or call 810-577-5038.