The Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan based charity, Corner Pieces will be holding a nine hole golf scramble to raise funds for children with Autism in the Sault Ste. Marie area. The scramble will take place at the Tangle Wood Marsh Golf Course, with a start time of 3 PM. A steak dinner will follow the scramble, as well as silent auction, prizes, and raffles.
The outing is sponsored by the Autism Alliance of Michigan, the Soo Co-Op Credit Union, War Memorial Rehab Center, O’Conner’s of Pickford, Cup of the Day, and many other local business and individuals. The nine golf scramble with steak dinner is only $50 a person, or $200 for a team. Hole sponsorship is $50, but there is the option to sponsor both a team and hole for $225.
The outing will also feature a large silent auction, with many sports memorabilia items, including: an autographed Barry Sanders HOF mini helmet, autographed Al Kaline batting helmet, an autographed Brett Hull, Pavel Datsyuk, and Henrik Zetterberg photo, a Red Wings HOF Ted Lindsay hockey puck, as well as, many other Detroit Lions, Red Wings, Tigers, and NASCAR items. Another exciting element to the outing will be Swing Speed Radar booth. This will give golfers the opportunity to see just how fast their club speed is.
“Funds raised at the outing will help build on work we started after last years outing,” said Corner Pieces Founder Ben Duff.
Last year, Corner Pieces was able to donate four iPads to War Memorial Rehab speech therapists working in the Eastern Upper Peninsula school district. The therapists were able to use the iPads to help assist with communication for over 80 students suffering with developmental disabilities, including autism.
“ It was great to see so many children making progress,” said Duff, whose son sufferings from Autism. “The iPad has really changed the game when it comes communication and therapy devices. The possibilities are endless”.
Corner Pieces was founded by Ben and Tiffany Duff, whose son Brian has autism. Since the charity’s founding, Corner Pieces has donated over 20 iPads to help children with Autism overcome their communication difficulties. Corner Piece’s also headed the “Light It Blue: Michigan” campaign this past April. The month long awareness campaign kicked off with the lighting of the Mackinac Bridge blue , with special guest Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley.