2019 Drive to Sun City Els for Autism Series

Sun International has partnered with Ernie Els to support the Els for Autism Series and the “Big Easy’s” drive to raise funds to assist South African families with autistic children.

The 2019 Els for Autism Series supported by Imperial KWS Logistics includes one-day tournaments at some of Southern Africa’s most spectacular golf courses, which teed off at Omeya Golf Club in Namibia in March and travels around South Africa before culminating in the two-day national final at Sun City in October.

The funds raised will be used to continue the work in South Africa of the Els for Autism Foundation, which Els and wife Liezl founded in 2009 after discovering their own son Ben was autistic.

The winners of each tournament will win their place in the Els for Autism Final at Sun City.

“The main goal for us is to raise funds to help the programming in South Africa. We like to give the programmes for free. The therapy is extremely expensive. In America they tell us that on average a family with an autistic child will spend $3 million in that child’s lifetime on therapies. Even if you convert that straight to R3 million, it’s impossible for so many families. So anything we can do to give back more to these kids is vital,” says Liezl.