(PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida) – Bobby Weed, CEO of Bobby Weed Golf Design (bobbyweed.com) and founder of the HEAL Foundation –Helping Enrich Autistic Lives – reports that the 2019 HEAL Gala and Bobby Weed’s Golf Gig were a great success.
The 124 players included golf-industry representatives, corporate sponsors and local supporters. Weed scored a hole-in-one on #11 (his 5th) at his tournament on Dye’s Valley, the golf course he co-designed with Pete Dye.
This year’s HEAL Gala raised $350,000 for autism. HEAL’s next initiative is a $1.5 million project to build five ALL-ABILITIES parks across Northeast Florida. These specialized parks will give those with all abilities the opportunity to convene, play, learn, socialize, and have fun together.
Weed and his wife, Leslie, who founded the HEAL Foundation in 2004, have a daughter, Lanier (age 20), who is profoundly affected by autism and is non-verbal.
“Leslie and I appreciate the strong and growing support and donations to assist individuals and their families living in Northeast Florida,” Weed said. “We are most grateful for the heartfelt, generous support of this event.”
“The real winners are those affected by autism and their families,” added Leslie Weed.
Monies raised will fund a multitude of autism programs. Since its inception, HEAL has granted over $2 million locally, assisting thousands of children, teens and adults through specialized programs, summer camps, educational enhancements, the arts, service dogs and the gifting of 400 iPads to school classrooms, so those who cannot speak may utilize this technology to communicate.
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.
For more information on Bobby Weed Golf Design, see www.bobbyweed.com.