(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), has confirmed the success of the 2018 “Bobby Weed’s Golf Gig,” a golf tournament and associated events held Feb. 22-23 to benefit the HEAL Foundation, a local non-profit organization assisting organizations, camps, and schools serving those with autism in Northeast Florida.
“Our HEAL staff, particularly Jason Gurka and Jodi Voy, worked seamlessly with the TPC staff to ensure a top-caliber tournament. Leslie and I appreciate the strong support and donations to assist our cause here in Northeast Florida.”
Weed and his wife, Leslie, who in 2004 co-founded the HEAL Foundation, have a profoundly autistic non-verbal daughter.
This year, 300 guests attended the Gala, and 84 golfers played in the tournament. A live auction raised $110,000, and the total amount raised, including scholarships, was over $220,000.
“We are most grateful for the heartfelt, generous support of this event and for HEAL,” said Leslie Weed. “The real winners are those affected by autism and their families.”
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.