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The Autism Open

13th Annual Golf Tournament

Join us for the 13th annual Autism Open golf tournament at Shadow Lake Golf Club to support AutismUp!
Autism Open Trophy

The 13th Annual "Autism Open"
June 4th, 2021
Shadow Lake Golf Club

The field is filling up, so register soon to ensure your spot! Total players on the course is limited!

A message from our hosts, Mark Higgins, Ron Toper, Carrie Toper & Eric Platzer:

We are excited to invite you to the 13th Annual "Autism Open," scheduled for June 4th, 2022 at Shadow Lake Golf Course. Last year marked the 4th year in a row that we set a new record for funds raised! $21,500 in 2021 brought our total raised-to-date of more than $170,000, which was donated directly to our favorite autism support agency in Western NY, AutismUp. : ) Thank you for your continuous and generous support throughout the years.

This year’s event will include a dinner, awards ceremony and live auction, something we have missed the last two years and look forward to bringing back! Here are the tournament details:

  • 8 AM and 1:30 PM shotgun tee times.
    • 8 AM shotgun is $100 and includes 18 holes & lunch, with dinner as an option
    • 1:30 PM shotgun is $135 and includes 18 holes, lunch and dinner included
    • Or, play both AM & PM shotguns for $200 and spend the entire day at the Autism Open!
  • We are limited to 144 golfers at each shotgun time, so if you know you want to play at a particular time, please register and pay to hold your spot. We will not be able to hold spots and will sell out quickly. We have had a waiting list for the past three years, which is one reason for the 8 AM shotgun.
  • Register as a four-some, two-some, or single and tournament coordinators will match you with a group.

In addition to filling the course with golfers, we are always seeking raffle prizes, sign sponsors, lunch/dinner sponsors, beer sponsors, hole in one sponsors, etc.

For sponsorship information, to make a donation, and/or questions, please contact Mark Higgins by clicking here.

The tournament brochure can be viewed here.

Autism Open Brochure 2022 Page 1
Autism Open 2022 Brochure pg 2

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Autism Open Brochure 2020




Meet Ups

Join a community of parents, professionals and people who get it and enjoy complimentary support services, training & information, registration notices, member events, and more.



How to register:

Go to the Autism Open Facebook Page and/or view the tournament brochure. Print out the brochure and remit payment to contact on brochure. For questions, email Mark Higgins, Tournament Director.

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