Els for Autism was established in 2009 by Liezl and Ernie Els. The Els’ son Ben is impacted by the disorder which affects 1 in 68 children in the U.S. The world class pro golfer and his wife have devoted their efforts to a game-changing philanthropic project – The Els Center of Excellence.
Designed as a global hub to connect the international autism communities the facility creates shared best practices and latest research for improved collaboration. The 26-acre facility provides on-site education for 300 students, ages 3-21 years old. Focus areas include Education, Research, Global Outreach, Recreation Services, Therapy Services and Adult Services.
Els for Autism is a Canadian public charity (Charitable Business Number: 832050447RR0001), recognized by Canada Revenue Service as such. Donors should consult their tax advisor to determine whether they are eligible to claim a deduction associated with their donation to this event.