August 19, 2014 at 7:00 AM
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Drive for Autism Foundation's annual golf event, Drive for Autism XIII, will be held at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough on Sept. 15.
Based in New Providence, The Drive for Autism Foundation is a 501(3)(c) tax exempt public charity that was created in the spring of 2002 for the sole purpose of raising and distributing funds for educational facilities specializing in students with autism.
The Drive for Autism Golf Outing, which has been held since 2002, has raised and distributed over $500,000 to local school programs. Previous beneficiaries of grants were Morris Union Jointure Commission (New Providence), Union County Educational Services Foundation/Crossroads School (Westfield), Salt Brook School (New Providence), Educational Partnership for Instructing Children, Paramus, NJ, Eden II/Genesis Programs (Staten Island, N.Y.), The Children’s Institute (Verona) and Seton Foundation/Mother Francheska Elementary School (Staten Island, N.Y.).
Schools that have been grant recipients use money to fund health and fitness Programs, social skills programs, educational curriculum and teacher training, a van for community trips and transportation to job training centers, laptop computers, computer touch screens, iPads, video projectors and educational toys and games.
The golf event is the main fundraising function for the foundation. Golfers are welcome as well as product donations and corporate sponsorships. For more information, visit www.DriveForAutism.org.