Headquartered in Dallas, Arcis Golf, the second-largest and fastest-growing owner and operator of private, resort, and daily-fee clubs in the U.S., recently concluded its annual “Round Up For Els for Autism” campaign.
The fundraiser netted $132,000 for the Els for Autism Foundation, founded by professional golfer and World Golf Hall of Fame member Ernie Els. The foundation aims to deliver and facilitate programs for people with an autism spectrum disorder.
“We are committed to promoting and shedding light on the tremendous work of the Els for Autism Foundation,” said Blake Walker, Founder, and CEO of Arcis Golf. “Thanks to the generosity of staff, members, and guests at all our clubs, we are supporting programs that create a better future for people with an autism spectrum disorder.”
Arcis’s clubs and courses raised funds by encouraging members and customers to “round up” merchandise purchases, food, beverage, or golf to the nearest dollar as a donation to the charity. Additionally, many clubs held special events and tournaments to support the “Round Up” campaign.
Bear Creek Golf Club in Dallas stood out among all Arcis golf clubs, raising more than $15,000.
“Our partnership with Arcis Golf is truly exemplary and continues to grow each and every year. They are such wonderful advocates for our foundation, and the funds raised will help us further our mission and services,” said Els. “The simple action of rounding up is a creative way to generate both awareness and funds that are dedicated to autism research and programs.”
Arcis Golf has a corporate culture of giving and social responsibility, with the “Round Up” initiative just one way the company supports local, regional, and national causes.
This is the third year of Arcis Golf’s partnership with Els for Autism, creating and launching innovative, evidence-based programs for families and individuals from childhood into independent adult living.