Thanks to everyone who joined us for the 2012 Els for Autism Grand Finale in Las Vegas on October 19-21!
Grand Finalists stayed at the beautiful Caesar's Palace Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip, attended a Welcome Party at PURE Nightclub hosted by Ernie & Liezl Els on Friday evening (October 19th), and attended a spectacular South African Braai and Awards Ceremony compliments of Presenting Sponsor SAP on Saturday evening (October 20th).
Players in the Els for Autism Golf Challenge who qualified to play in the Grande Finale (either by raising $10,000 or more or by winning low-net at a regional event) enjoyed golf hosted at TPC Las Vegas, Bear's Best or Rio Secco Golf Clubs on the Saturday. Teams competed in a low net event for major prizes, including trips to Africa, South America and the UK. Finale guests also had the chance to get up close to their golfing heroes thanks to special events with Ernie Els, Nick Watney, Charley Hoffman, and John Mallinger. Special thanks to baseball star, Reggie Jackson, and tennis player, Justin Gimelstob, for joining us as well.
Els Gallery Club members who raised $2,500 or more per person also joined Ernie and Liezl Els at the Grand Finale. While the Gallery Club did not have access to play golf in the low-net golf events, they competed for prizes on the fundraising side and had access to an Autism Seminar which brought together some of the world's leading thinkers on Autism. The Els Gallery Club is sponsored by Trumpet Behavioral Health.
Click on the album titles below to view pictures from the Grand Finale weekend!