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PACC Pro-Am Invitational to Benefit the Els for Autism Foundation
October 17 @ 6:00 PM - October 18 @ 8:00 PM EDT
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Sunday | October 17 l Welcome Party & Pro Auction | 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Monday l October 18
Registration Opens | 9:00 a.m.
Player Breakfast & Warm Up | 9:30 – 11:00 am
Ernie Els Exhibition | 11:00 – 11:30 am
Announcements | 11:45 pm
Shotgun Start | 12:00 pm
Lunch served on course
Post-Play Foundation Party | 5:00 pm
Sponsorship opportunities available. Visit bit.ly/PACCforAutism2021 for more information.
About the Event:
In March 2015, two dads met while enjoying golf at the Bear’s Club in Florida and bonded over a disorder that their sons shared. Little did they know that this bond would turn the most unlikely of acquaintances (a professional golfer and a Navy SEAL) into fast friends. Fast forward to 2016 and Ernie Els is attending the retirement party of his Navy SEAL friend Steve “Dutch” Van Horn. It was at that party (and after several libations) that Dutch’s friends decided they could do more to support the autism and Navy SEAL communities. The next summer (with less than four months of planning), the first Princess Anne Pro-Am Invitational to benefit the Els for Autism Foundation took place at the Princess Anne Country Club in Virginia Beach, VA. What the small group of friends thought would be a fun weekend spawned a, now annual, event that brings together professional athletes, autism advocacy and support organizations, corporations, golf enthusiasts and friends to give back. To date, the event has raised more than $780,000 and welcomed current and former PGA touring professionals Ernie Els, Marc Leishman, Carl Paulson, Doug Barron, Brett Quigley and Frank Lickliter as well as “Big Break” winner Jay Woodson and long drive champion Paul “Chewy” Howell.