Ryan Getzlaf’s 1st Annual Golf Shootout

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Charity Lives at the 1st Annual Getzlaf Shootout for TACA!

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Ryan Getzlaf’s Golf Shootout Raises $160,000 for TACA

National Hockey League Players, Celebrities & OC Golfers Took Tee-Time to the Next Level by Supporting Autism Charity

NEWPORT COAST, Calif. – June 27, 2011 – On Sunday, Anaheim Ducks Captain and 2010 Winter Olympics Gold Medalist Ryan Getzlaf and a host of NHL stars, celebrities and community leaders helped raise money for Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) – a non-profit organization that provides support, education and information to more than 26,500 families across the United States who are touched by autism.

More than 200 people participated in the 1st Annual Getzlaf Shootout - a two-day charity celebration, which started with a pre-event reception/dinner on Saturday and ended with a golf tournament awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon. “Ever since my cousin Morgan was diagnosed with autism, my wife and I have dedicated ourselves to give back to the local community by supporting such a worthy cause,” said Getzlaf.  “My goal for this golf tournament is to not only raise money for TACA but to also build awareness.  Autism is treatable.”

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, golfers from all over Southern California played on the Tom Fazio-designed 54-hole golf course at Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Coast, Calif. Special registered golfers included NHL Anaheim Ducks players George Parros, Corey Perry, Bobby Ryan, Luca Sbisa, Andy Sutton and Shane Obrien as well as Paul Bisonette (NHL Phoenix Coyotes), Brett Festerling (NHL Atlanta Thrashers), Joffrey Lupul (NHL Toronto Maples Leafs), Kevin Dillon (actor “Entourage”) and Kevin Connely (actor “Entourage”).

http://charitylives.com/images/originalphotos/62/50/b7fac7df5042d9b71e435993.jpgIn addition, registered golfers had a chance to attend the pre-golf reception at Sutra in Costa Mesa, Calif. this past Saturday. The VIP reception included tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, a dinner buffet, music by DJ Eman and DJ Reflex from Power 106FM and a live/silent auction that offered a variety trips, gift packages and one-of-a-kind experiences. “We are honored to have built this new relationship with Ryan and Paige Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks’ team,” said Lisa Ackerman, founder of TACA.  “Thanks to the success of this two-day charity event, we are one step closer to achieving our goal of helping families receive the resources they need for their children who have been diagnosed with autism.”

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) provides support, education and information, and resources to close to 26,500 families across the United States who are touched by autism. One in every 91 children in the United States has autism. TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families and the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories and information to help people with autism be the best they can be.  Ninety-five percent of TACA's programs and services are provided at no charge and include education and support meetings, parent mentoring, and the Autism Journey Guide.

by TACA (Talk About Curing Autism)

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