Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Bobby Weed, Founder of HEAL Foundation, Presents 2018 HEAL Golf Tournament to Support Autism

(PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida) – Bobby Weed, CEO of Bobby Weed Golf Design (bobbyweed.com) and founder of the HEAL (Helping Enrich Autistic Lives) Foundation (HealAutismNow.org), will present the 2018 “Bobby Weed’s Golf Gig,” a golf tournament and associated events to benefit the Foundation, a local non-profit organization assisting organizations, camps, and schools serving those with autism in Northeast Florida.

The tournament will be played Feb. 23 on Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, co-designed by Pete Dye and Bobby Weed, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Over the years, Pete Dye and Deane Beman have served as co-hosts of the event with Weed. HEAL will serve a light breakfast at 8:00 a.m., followed by the scramble golf tournament at 9:00 a.m. The outing will conclude with an awards luncheon in the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse.

Foursomes and individual players can reserve their tournament entries by calling 904-716-4198 or by visiting HealAutismNow.org.

“The significant, extensive work of the HEAL Foundation supports the local autism community through a variety of programs and initiatives,” said Leslie Weed, co-founder of the HEAL Foundation. Bobby and Leslie Weed have a profoundly autistic non-verbal daughter, Lanier.

The HEAL Foundation has granted over $2 million locally, assisting thousands of children, teens and adults through specialized programs, camps, educational enhancements and service dogs, as well as iPads, giving individuals with autism, a voice.

The event will open with the “HEAL Gala” fundraiser, to be held Feb. 22 at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. Drinks and dinner will be served in a festive setting with live music, dancing and a live auction. World-renowned performance painter David Garibaldi will be featured, and the 7 Street Band, a top party band, will perform.

“Autism continues to affect large numbers of families,” Weed said, “and the need is dire. Join us in supporting the HEAL fundraiser and our ongoing mission to assist those with autism.”

For online tickets and donations, visit HealAutismNow.org. For more information, call 904-716-4198.

About the HEAL Foundation
Established in 2004 by Leslie and Bobby Weed, the HEAL Foundation is a grassroots non-profit organization based in Northeast Florida.  HEAL supports organizations, camps, and schools serving those with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Northeast Florida.

MISSION:  Inspiring, educating, and funding services for those affected by autism in our community.

VISION:  Make our community the best place to live for those affected by autism.

HEAL Board of Directors members include Dana Current, Larry Celzo, Joe Delaney, John Flaschner, Hank Griffis, Rebekah Gleason Hope, Bill Hughes, Archie Jenkins, Joe Matacia, Jim Meyer, Vance Meyer, Lisa Montoya, Billie Nimnicht III, Chriss Spires, John Tedder, J.T. Thomas III, Bobby Weed, Leslie Weed, Chris Weiss and Eric Weiss, M.D.

For more information on the HEAL Foundation, visit HealAutismNow.org. For more information on Bobby Weed Golf Design, see www.bobbyweed.com.

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