Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for Burkhart Center for Autism

The Burkhart Center funds research and programs to help students with autism.

WHAT:           Burkhart Center for Autism Golf Tournament

WHEN:           Noon Oct. 17; shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:         Rawls Golf Course, 3720 Fourth St.

The Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research, a research center in the College of Education at Texas Tech University, is hosting a benefit golf tournament to raise awareness of autism and funds for the center’s programs. Programs include: a Transition Academy for young adults; Early Intensive Intervention services for young children; Outpatient Services; Project CASE, a program for college students with developmental disabilities; and the West Texas Community Network, a program to help Texans with disabilities participate in their communities.

For golfers who want to participate, team registration is $500 for four players and includes green fees, range balls, a cart, a gift and lunch. Businesses can also sponsor the event. Sponsors have several different levels from which to choose; each includes at least one team registration as well as other perks, depending on the level.

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CONTACT:  Janice Magness, director of Transition Academy, Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research, College of Education, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-3725 or