Update: Mark's team came in fifth out of 44 teams - and they raised over $21K. I met one of the heads of the event - very interesting work going on. More to share later. Mark and Don are going to Vegas in the Fall for the next round. Now, how to bring the kids? Think Vegas can survive us?
By Kim Stagliano
Indulge me a proud wife moment. Like most couples, Mark and I share the work of raising our children. But it's usually me in the "limelight" (although sometimes it feels like a searchlight during a breakout) when it comes to autism. It's Mark's turn. He and his friends Don and Lisa Fleck and Marty Eunice entered two teams in the Connecticut tournament for Els4Autism and have raised over $20,000 for the Els foundation and school. Mia, Gianna and Bella are honorary team captains.
Ernie Els says, "The rest of my life, I will be fighting this thing [autism.]" I was encouraged by seeing Dr. Martha Herbert as an advisory board member. Maybe autism finally knocked on the wrong door for real? (Name that reference in the comments and win a prize. Or at least a high five.)
So, hats off to my husband Mark and his good friends for helping our kids in a meaningful way.
To learn more about his team and the event click Els4Autism golf team Stagliano.
Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism. Her book from Skyhorse Publishing, All I Can Handle I'm No Mother Teresa; A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism is available now. Visit her website at Kim Stagliano.