Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf
is hosting The Getzlaf Golf Shootout, a two-day charity celebration held June 25-26 at the majestic Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Coast and Sutra in Costa Mesa, for local nonprofit organization TACA (Talk About Curing Autism).
Getzlaf and his wife Paige will be joined by a host of NHL players (including Ducks teammates Corey Perry
and Bobby Ryan
), celebrities and community leaders to help support those affected by autism.
“My wife and I really wanted to do something here where we both call home,” Getzlaf said of the inaugural event. “It is a chance to give back and get involved with a great cause in our hometown.
The golf event will be held at the acclaimed Pelican Hill on Sunday, June 26 and will include additional highlights like a putting contest with hockey sticks and an awards reception. A pre-golf reception, dinner and auction will be held the night before at Sutra, giving guests a chance to mingle with various NHL players and other luminaries.
Founded in 2000, Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a non-profit organization based in Costa Mesa, California, that provides resources, information and support to those affected by autism. With one in ninety-one children being diagnosed with autism, TACA has broadened its original reach beyond California to the entire United States, in an effort to raise awareness and funding to help diagnose and treat this widespread disorder.
“TACA is a local charity that helps in so many ways with the kids and families affected by autism. Paige and I choose this charity because my cousin is autistic, and he has improved so much over the years from the help of his mom working with him each day. He is living proof that with the right help and knowledge you can live a fulfilled life with autism.”
Through various partnerships and fundraising, TACA is able to provide support to families throughout the United States, 95% of which is free.
For more information on the tournament and how you can take part, visit GetzlafGolf.com