The following was posted on the Gwinnett Daily Post last week:
GRAYSON – Spectrum Camps and Clubs, Gwinnett’s autism support group, is hosting its first charity golf tournament.
The Chip-In for Autism Open will take place April 1 at the Windermere Golf and Country Club in Cumming. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start scheduled for 1 p.m.
The cost to participate is $200 per golfer. The funds raised will provide scholarships to summer camp programs for children with autism. Spectrum currently serves more than 500 families. The lifetime cost of raising a child with autism is estimated to be between $3.5 and $5 million dollars, according to the Autism Society of America.
Spectrum is a teacher- and parent-run organization that started in Gwinnett 10 years ago. The group hosts year-round camps, clubs, educational and support meetings.
For more information or to register for the tournament, visit www.atl-spectrum.com.