Rochester Rotary Hosts a Golf Outing for Autism Research

On Monday, August 15th the Rochester Rotary Charities, a 501(c)3 organization, will be hosting a golf outing at Oakland University’s R&S Sharf Golf Course.   This 27th annual charity golf outing will benefit the Oakland University Center for Autism Research Education & Support and Rochester Rotary Charities (OUCARES). 

Registration starts at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start begins at noon at Oakland University’s R&S Sharf Golf Course.  The outing will be organized in a four-person scramble.  There are still some open team spaces.  The one-person golf package includes 18-holes of golf with a golf cart, a boxed lunch, dinner and a drink ticket and cost $160.

            “This is the  second year we have paired up with OU for this golf outing,” said the event chair Jim Koester.  “In addition to a great day of golf on an interesting golf course, the event will contribute to the important work being done to help family cope with autism.”  OUCARES integrates academic course work, knowledge and research with hands-on work in the community to prepare professionals to be leaders in the autism community. Through these academic and service programs, Oakland University also provides supportive individual and family programs. OUCARES, housed in the School of Education and Human Services, encourages the exchange of ideas relating to the education and support of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as provides services and support needed to improve daily living.

            “We are proud to team up with OUCARES”, said Rotary charities president Christine Lind Hage, “because it not only helps people living with autism, but a portion of the proceeds go to other local charities.”  Last year the Rotary raised over $60,000 for various charities including Neighborhood House, Rainbow Connection, Habitat for Humanity, a medical mission in Guatemala and local literacy projects.

            I f you are not able to attend the golf outing on August 25th you can support the event by becoming a sponsor.  Information on sponsorships and more details on the event are available at  Contributions are tax deductible within IRS regulations.

Contact: Jim Koester 248/608-1133

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