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Hollywood Stars and Sports Celebrities Join CENTER FOR AUTISM in Raising Thousands for Autism Care and Treatment

 From Actors to Super Bowl Champions and Corporations - advocates from around Southern California joined forces this May 17, to help raise awareness and funds for children with autism.

Autism Care and Treatment, a leading non profit organization that provides funds for children with autism, has announced its 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament has raised nearly $60,000. The event was hosted by award-winning actor Joe Mantegna and Comedian John Mendoza. It was held on Monday, May 17, 2010 at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, California. 

The event was Title Sponsored by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), the world's largest organization effectively treating children with autism.
"We are - without a doubt - grateful for all of the advocates who have supported this year's charity golf tournament," says Tournament Director Stefan de Nocker. The sponsors and donors made this fun-filled, red carpet, charity tournament possible."

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The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), 
world renowned for effectively treating children with autism.
Top Picture: The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc (Title Sponsor) Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh cheers golfers on during Shotgun Start


Greg Anderson (right), Managing Partner of TWIW Insurance enjoys cocktails
with his grandson during Tournament Cocktail Hour.


Jose Corral (left), United Healthcare Senior Sales Executive 
and his team enjoy cocktails during the Tournament's Cocktail Hour

Mike Bridge (left) of Kirsch, Kohn & Bridge mingles with CARD Chief Financial Officer Mark Keller (middle),
and City National Bank's Senior Relationship Manager Mike Weiner (right)

Eric Schwartz of The Auto Gallery listens to
Comedian John Mendoza and Actor Joe Mantegna host the Dinner Program
Porsche Panamera - Provided by The Auto Gallery

Paul Mitchell's Director of Media, Alexandra Goodman, 
mingles with golfers during Tournament Registration

Fireman's Brew offers an assortment of beers on course for golfers.

Ford GT Provided by Vista Automotive

 Courtesy of PAUL MITCHELL

Provided by Fat Stogies 

Anhueser Busch
Allied Beverage
Hope Wine
Wines for Autism

Provided By Trillium Sports Medicine

Other Sponsors, included:
One West Bank, Carole Young Brooke Foundation, Apothe' Cure, Inc., Countrywide Promotions, Five Star Golf, Golfsmith, The Gift Tree, Murad, Inc. , Wines for Autism, The Littlest Golfer, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Box Groove.com, Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Players Club Golf, Capital Retirement Group, Wendy's, Lockheed Federal Credit Union, Jackson Security Associates, Sweet Spot Golf, Ultimate Foursome, Links for Luv, and Sexy Hair.
Please support our sponsors, by first visiting their websites. 

Click here, then click on each logo: http://www.golfforautism.net/ACTivist

Seated - Actor/Comedian John Byner, Comedian John Mendoza, LPGA Golf Pro Karyn Dunphy, Champion Racecar Driver Charles Downes. 2nd Row: Actor/Comedian Mark Christopher Lawrence, World-renowned autism expert Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, Golf Pro Eva Yoe, Entertainment Reporter Tina Marie Tyler, ACT Today! Executive Director Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson, Tournament Director Stefan de Nocker. 3rd Row-Actor Ron Masak, Racecar Driver/Model Ashley van Dyke, NFL Super Bowl Champion Chris Hayes, Actor Joe Mantegna, Actor Bill Smitrovich, Actor/NFL Super Bowl Champion Ed Marinaro.

Autism Care and Treatment's Executive Director 
Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson 
speaks during Dinner Program

Actor Joe Mantegna - giving send off at Shot Gun Start

Comedian John Mendoza host the Live Auction 
portion of the Dinner Program

"This was an absolutely AMAZING DAY," says Event Executive Producer Daphne Plump.  "We are so thrilled that over 100 advocates came out to support Autism Care and Treatment! The funds raised through this event will help provide much needed therapy, biomedical treatments, social skills groups, and more for children with autism, whose families can not afford these necessary tools for their child to live a productive life."

Tournament Director Stefan de Nocker 
and Tournament Executive Producer Daphne Plump


Comedian John Mendoza says all jokes aside - he will golf for autism! Mendoza will join other stars on Monday, May 17, 2010 for Autism Care and Treatment's 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, benefiting children with autism. The much anticipated event will be held at Braemar Country Club, located at 4001 Reseda Blvd, in Tarzana, California. 

"I'm so - so thrilled to have John Mendoza join us on May 17th," says Event Producer Daphne Plump. "He is one of the funniest comedians around and has a huge heart full of passion to help children with autism." 

Mendoza will golf in the tournament and dish up some funny moments as he hosts the Live Auction during the tournament's seated dinner and awards gala. 

Actors Joe Mantegna and Grant Reynolds are the hosts of the 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Actor Ron Masak, best known for his role as sheriff on Murder She Wrote, is the Tournament Chairperson. 

"This tournament has become such a fixture in the community," says Tournament Director and ACT Today! Board member Stefan de Nocker. "We hope that it will keep growing in the coming years because the more it grows, the more autism care and treatment we can provide to children whose families can not afford the necessary skills for their child to live a productive life."

For more information about the 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, visit www.golfforautism.net. 

For more information about Autism Care and Treatment, visit www.act-today.org. 

To register to play in the tournament, visit www.golfforautism.net/register.


Tina Marie Tyler, an acclaimed broadcast journalist, will join the long list of celebrities who will golf for autism, at Autism Care and Treatment's 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. The event will be held on Monday, May 17th, 2010 at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, CA. The tournament is hosted by actors Joe Mantegna and Grant Reynolds, with actor Ron Masak serving as Tournament Chairman. 

Tyler, a Managing Editor – Entertainment & Film for the prestigious “Art And Living Magazine”, founder of Global Disability Initiative, and passionate supporter of Autism and disability issues.

Her fifteen years as a journalist have included working for such organizations as ABC News (top 12 affiliate), Fox 11 LA, Fox Sports, PBS, and as a special entertainment correspondent for EXTRA!, the TV Guide Channel, and a number of International outlets. From the Academy Awards©, to the GRAMMYS, to the Cannes Film Festival, Tina Marie Tyler has covered entertainment’s most prestigious events.

Current activities include: Vice President of the board of directors of Kids With A Cause ( a celebrity kids helping kids in need organization), member of the board of directors of Easter Seals Disability Services, creator of the Unity Ball© Awards Dinner (a charity gala where persons with disabilities are the stars and those in entertainment who are making positive contributions to disability awareness are honored), and a member of the California Senate Task Force on Autism And Related Disorders.

Tyler has recently founded the Global Disabilities Initiative, a non-profit corporation designed to educate, engage, and include persons with disabilities is all aspects of life.


The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), one of the world's largest organizations effectively treating children with autism, celebrates their 20th anniversary this year by supporting Autism Care and Treatment's 4rh Annual Charity Golf Tournament as Title Sponsor!

"This is an amazingly generous gesture by the Center for Autism and Related Disoders," says Event Producer Daphne Plump. "We are utterly grateful for CARD's participation as Title Sponsor. They are truly leading the way not only in the effective treatment of autism, but as an example of giving back to the community."

CARD diligently maintains a reputation as one of the world’s largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD-NOS, and related disorders. Following the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), we develop individualized treatment plans for your child. We are proud to provide autism services around the globe.

For more information about CARD, 
visit www.centerforautism.com. 

For more information on how you can be a SPONSOR, visit www.golfforautism.net. 



One West Bank proudly supports Autism Care and Treatment's 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, benefiting children with autism!

The event takes place on Monday, May 17th at Braemar Country Club, in Tarzana, California. It's hosted by Actors Joe Mantegna and Grant Reynolds, with Actor Ron Masak serving as the tournament's Chairperson. 

"The support of One West and other sponsors is without a doubt amazing," says Stefan de Nocker, Tournament Director. "We are forever grateful for the generosity and compassion that One West is showing for children with autism."

About One West Bank: https://www.owb.com/ 
OneWest Bank, FSB is a regional bank focused on delivering personalized, relationship-based banking to its customers. The bank has 81 retail branches in Southern California with approximately $14 billion in deposits and total assets of $27 billion, including a loan portfolio, a securities portfolio, a servicing platform with mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) representing over 550,000 borrowers, and a reverse mortgage platform  Financial Freedom. OneWest is an FDIC-insured institution, and funds deposited in the bank are insured up to the FDIC’s insurance limit of $250,000 per depositor. 


 Actor Joe Mantegna, who currently stars as FBI Special Agent David Rossi in the Hit CBS Drama "Criminal Minds", has announced he will "golf for autism." Mantegna co-host Autism Care and Treatment's 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting children with autism. The event will be held on Monday, May 17, 2010 at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, CA. 

Joe will be joined by numerous other warriors of autism who on a mission to raise autism awareness, and funds to provide therapy, biomedical treatments, social skills groups, and more for children whose parents can not afford these necessary tools for their child to live a productive life. 

To Play, Sponsor or Volunteer 
contact Daphne at daphne@act-today.org. 
For more information about the 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, visit www.golfforautism.net.

About Joe Mantegna:

Joe was awarded the Tony and Joseph Jefferson Award for his acclaimed performance as Richard Roma in David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross.  Some of Joe’s film and television highlights are; House of Games, Searching for Bobby Fisher, Godfather III, the role of Dean Martin in The Ratpack, and the voice of Fat Tony on The Simpsons

For two seasons Joe stared with Mary Steenburgen and Amber Tamblyn in the critically acclaimed CBS drama Joan of Arcadia, winner of the 2004 People Choice Award for best new drama as well as picking up three Emmy nominations. In 2008 Joe reprised his Emmy nominated role of Lou Manahan opposite Debra Messing in USA Network series The Starter Wife

Currently Joe stars as FBI Special Agent David Rossi in the Hit CBS Drama Criminal Minds.


Actor Ron Masak announces he will "GOLF FOR AUTISM" and serve as Tournament Chairperson, this May 17th at the Autism Care and Treatment's 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament , benefiting children with autism. The event will be held at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, California. 

Perhaps the most beloved character, and the one for which he is most famous, is thatof Sheriff Mort Metzger on the hit television series, Murder, She Wrote. Given that he has also been seen and heard in hundred of television and radio commercials (he was named, “King of Commercials” by columnist James Bacon), it is no wonder that he is often introduced as one of America's most familiar faces.

Ron Masak will join other recognizable celebrities and warriors of autism for a fun-filled day of golf that will end with a seated dinner, live auction and awards gala.
All proceeds of the 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will help provide therapy, biomedical treatments, social skills groups, helmets and more for children with autism whose families can not afford the necessary tools for their child to live a productive life. 

For more information on how you can help children with autism, contact Daphne at daphne@act-today.org.  

About Ron Masak:
Ron Masak (MAY-SACK) was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of a salesman/musician (Floyd L.), and a mother (Mildred), who was a merchandise buyer.

During the course of his career, he has starred in 25 feature films and guest starred in some 350 television shows. 
Trained in the classics, Ron has proven to be equally at home on stage or screen with Shakespeare or slapstick. He has played everything from Stanley in Streetcar Named Desire and Sakini in Teahouse of the August Moon to Will Stockdale in No Time For Sergeants and Antony in Julius Caesar. As more proof of his versatility, in one production of Mr. Roberts, he played Ensign Pulver and in another he portrayed Mr. Roberts himself. In his hometown of Chicago, Ron was resident leading man at The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse from 1962 to 1966, never missing a single performance. As with many performers, it was the Army that provided Ron with a platform from which to display his all-around talents for performing, writing and directing. In 1960-61, Ron toured the world doing vocal impressions in the all-Army show entitled Rolling Along. Once again, he never missed a show.

Never one to be pigeonholed, Ron continued to demonstrate his incredible range of talent in such films as Ice Station Zebra, Daddy's Gone A-Hunting, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Evel Knievel, A Time For Dying, Harper Valley PTA, Cops & Roberts and The Man From Clover Grove. It was during Clover Grove that Ron added credits as a lyric writer, as he wrote and sang the title song. He played his first big screen villain starring in No Code of Conduct. Among his many television roles, he starred as Charley Wilson in his own summer series, Love Thy Neighbor, Count Dracula on The Monkees and was submitted for an Emmy nomination for one of his ten starring roles on Police Story. He's been seen on Magnum P.I., Webster and Columbo. His movies of the week include The Neighborhood, In the Glitter Palace, Pleasure Cove, Once An Eagle, The Law and Harry McGraw and Robert Altman's Nightmare in Chicago.

Ron's variety work includes emceeing hundreds of shows for, among others, Kenny Rogers, Diahann Carroll, Alabama, Billy Crystal, The Steve Garvey Classics, Tony Orlando, The Lennon Sisters, Trini Lopez, Connie Stevens, Billy Davis and Marilyn McCoo, The Michael Landon Classics and The Beau Bridges Classics.

Ron is also considered to be the most famous salesman since Willy Loman, as he starred in the four most successful sales motivational films of all time: Second Effort with Vince Lombardi, Time Management with James Whitmore, How to Control Your Time with Burgess Meredith and Ya Gotta Believe with Tommy Lasorda, which Ron wrote and directed. He is a sought after motivational speaker. He has traveled all over the country as spokesman for a major brewing company and for 15 years was the voice of the Vlasic Pickle stork. Ron played Lou Costello in commercials for Bran News, McDonald’s, and Tropicana Orange Juice.

Frequently seen on the talk and game show circuit, Ron has been a celebrity panelist on such game shows as Password, Tattletales, Crosswits, Liar's Club, Showoffs and Match Game. He was a regular panelist on To Tell the Truth.

Ron's private life is also one of varied interests and talents, devoting time and energy working with many charities. For eight years he was the LA host for the Jerry Lewis Telethon and recipient of MDA's first Humanitarian of the Year Award. He has served as field announcer for the Special Olympics in support of retarded children, and was named Man of the Year by Volunteers Assisting Cancer Stricken Families. In addition, he contributes much time to work with Multiple Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Breast Cancer Awareness and hosts charity golf tournaments for among others, Childhelp USA, for whom he is a worldwide ambassador.

Relaxation for Ron includes time spent with friends on the golf course, tennis court, basebal Ldiamond, ski slopes or at Dodger Stadium. A fine athlete, Ron was once offered a professional baseball contract with The Chicago White Sox.

Future projects include Ron starring as Mark Twain in the feature film, Mark Twain's Greatest Adventure, which he will co-produce, and a one-man show he wrote on Twain called, At Home with Mark Twain. He is currently writing a book entitled, I’ve Met All My Heroes, From A-Z. He recently created the role of Sam Belsky in the world premiere of Jay Kholo's new musical My Catskills Summer.

Ron's favorite role remains that of husband to his lovely wife Kay, and father to their six children as well as grandfather to their six grandchildren. They reside in Tarzana, California, where Ron has served for 35 years as, of course, its honorary sheriff.


Lockheed Federal Credit Union Joins Supporters of ACT Today's Golf for Autism

Lockheed Federal Credit Union announces its support as a sponsor of Autism Care and Treatment's 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting children with autism. The event will be held on Monday, May 17, 2010 at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, CA.

"We are truly, truly grateful for the number of supporters and the diverse groups of businesses and individuals who are reaching out to support our efforts this year, " says Daphne Plump, Event Producer. "One in 110 children in America is diagnosed with autism. It's a number that has increased since last year and we are proud to see that there are companies and individuals who are giving what they can to help children whose parents can't afford to provide the necessary tools for their child to live a productive life. We salute them!"

About Lockheed Federal Credit Union:

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Lockheed Federal Credit Union is an accredited member and has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). BBB is an unbiased organization that determines and maintains high standards for ethical and truthful business practices. For more information, visit http://www.la.bbb.org.

Voted Best
Santa Clarita Valley residents voted LFCU as the Best Credit Union in the area four years in a row. We're proud of this recognition and actively support the community through programs like Student of the Month and Player of the Week.

For more information about Lockheed Federal Credit Union, visit http://www.lfcu.com.


For complete details on how to register to play, sponsor or donate products for the Silent & Live Auction, visit http://www.golfforautism.com.

Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino Supports Golf for Autism May 17th Event!

Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, California announces it is a proud supporter of Autism Care and Treatment's 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting children with autism. 

"This is fantastic news," says Tournament Director Stefan de Nocker. "Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino's generosity is incredible and we (ACT Today!) are thrilled to receive their support. 

Proceeds from Mandalay Bay's generosity will be used to provide such things as therapy, helmets, biomedical treatments, social skills groups and other forms of autism care and treatment to children whose families can not afford these necessary tools for their child to live a productive life.

About Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino:

From European-style bathing next to an 11-acre beach to tower-climbingwine angels at Aureole restaurant, countless exotic luxuries await you.

From the uninhibited to the unconventional, Mandalay Bay offers some of the most unique experiences on the planet — all without the expense of an around-the-world trip.

For the ultimate in modern sophistication, also consider THEhotel at Mandalay Bay.

For information on how you and your company and support ACT Today's 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament visit http://www.golfforautism.net.


 Sweet Spot Golf has announced it is a proud supporter of Autism Care and Treatment's 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting children with autism. The event will be held on Monday, May 17,2010 at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, CA. 

"We are so grateful for the support of Sweet Spot Golf," says Tournament Director Stefan de Nocker. "Their product donation will go a long way in helping us provide autism care and treatment to those in need." 

Product Donations from companies like Sweet Spot Golf will be used  in the event's evening Silent and Live Auction, where all proceeds will go toward providing necessary care and treatment (i.e. therapy, helmets, social skills groups, biomedical; treatment, etc.) to children whose families can not afford these tools for their child to live a productive life.


"I have an idea."
- C. Parise, Father of the SSG Design

Yeah it always starts with an idea. The funny thing about an idea is that unless you act on it, it won't do you or anyone any good. So here we are. A new David amongst an Army of Goliaths. People ask us all the time. "Are you ready to take on the big boys?" Our answer is simple. "We do have some intelligence. We're not trying to beat the big guys, we're just offering something different. After all, not everyone wants to play with their daddy's clubs."

The idea began as a driver (yeah always with the Big Dog) and the thought of aerodynamic designs seen in down hill ski racing and bicycle racing helmets (you knew you had seen that look before). It's not how fast WE can make you swing but rather the dynamics of how to reduce the coefficient of drag during your downswing. Basically saying that to move the air around your clubhead with the least amount of resistance. Since we cannot control your swing speed, we can offer you an aerodynamic clubhead that offers a smaller coefficient of drag. Just read this equation and you'll get it.

F = 1/2 CDAV

Okay, so you forgot everything from your physics class. Well, don't wait for the movie. Just trust us on this one. The least resistance you have the more accurate you'll be at impact AND your club will move through the air quicker.

Golf doesn't have to be a bore and neither do you.
Okay, so now that you understand the laws of aerodynamics (don't worry, there's not a quiz coming), let's talk about your game and our clubs. A lot of people view golf as a really boring game (We hate those people) and they have even said that it isn't even a sport (tell that to Tiger Woods). Well it is a sport and a damn fine one at that. Have you seen all of those drivers and hybrids out there? Round or square they all share the same wonderful look of black on top. Henry Ford once said of his model T "You can have it in any color you want, as long as it's black." So back to our idea. We are not all the same, we all play a different game and some of us like to express ourselves. So to all of you who think golf is boring and everything is the same… we say "you ain't seen nothing yet!"

So we got together for a big meeting. And after many many many minutes we came to a huge conclusion; "We should be having this meeting on the golf course!" Then we came up with another brilliant idea. ADD COLOR. The unique look of our clubs will also help you improve your game. How? If you integrate the design/look into your game; that's right Einsteins, use the Sweet Spot Diamond and the lines on the club and match them to your target line and VOILA. At least by aiming in the right direction you are beginning the process correctly. However, whatever goofy stuff you do with your swing between address and impact is solely your responsibility. See our legal disclaimer if you don't believe us…

Maximum MOI (everyone's talking about it and we got it!)
"Moment of inertia, also called mass moment of inertia and, sometimes, the angular mass, (SI units kg m2, Former British units slug ft2), is the rotational analog of mass." A special thanks to Wikipedia for this. What we are talking about is this. Have you ever hit a driver off the toe or close to the hosel? At impact the force from your brutish swing suddenly twists your club left or right, causing you to let out a groan as the rest of your foursome snickers. Well, our drivers, hybrids and putters come with peripheral weighting to the left and right of the club face. This weighting system will help you keep your club from twisting at impact. Pushing more mass through impact instead of allowing the ball to turn your club and putting a nasty left to right or right to left spin on your ball. Again the disclaimer… we can only do so much for you. We cannot control your actual swing, grow up and take some responsibility for your game. See a professional (we are talking a golf pro here, not your mother's therapist).

All Together Now
So, aerodynamics, combined with a stylistic design to help you find your line, an additional weighting system to keep your club from twisting at impact, add up to why we are who we are. We feel pretty strong about this concept. You will also get the added benefit of people gawking at you standing there with your clubs as you brutally send your drive down the fairway, roll it onto the green and into the cup. They'll definitely know that you're not playing with your old man's clubs anymore. So give us a swing. And if you like us, well guess what, we'll like you too.

Go Ahead. Be Different.

For more information about Sweet Spot Golf, visit www.sweetspotgolf.net.

For more information about how youi can get extra promotion for your company  
AND support children with autism, contact daphne@act-today.org

Autism Care and Treatment Gains Supporters for its 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in Southern California

ACT Today! hopes to raise much needed funds for autistic children through their 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament held in Southern California. 

Autism Care and Treatment (ACT Today!), a non-profit organizaton whose mission is to provide grant money for families that cannot afford or access the treatments their autistic children need, will hold its 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, May 17, 2010 at Braemar Country Club,  4001 Reseda Blvd., in Tarzana, California. The 18th hole tournament will feature Beat the Pro contests, silent & live auction, and raffles prizes. In addition, film and television celebrities, sports celebrities, and community members will take part in the fun-filled day.

One in every 110 children is diagnosed with autism in America, a rise in last years numbers of one in 150 children. ACT Today! is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children with autism whose parents can not afford to access the necessary care and treatment.

Proceeds from the 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will provide the necessary tools for children with autism to live a productive life. These tools include (but not limited to): helmets, therapy, social skills classes, and biomedical treatments. The need for supporters is great. By becoming a sponsor you can help a child.

2010 SUPPORTERS TO DATE (02/21/10): 
TWIW Insurance Services
United Health Care
Carole Young Brooke Foundation
Apothe’ Care, Inc.
Five Star Golf
Fairways and Greens
The Littlest Golfer
One Hope Wine
City National Bank
The Gift Tree
Wines For Autism
Food Should Taste So Good
The Sweet Spot Golf

For more information on how to support Autism Care and Treatment’s 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting children with autism, visit www.golfforautism.net.

Wines for Autism Supports Golf for Autism!

Wines for Autism proudly supports Autism Care and Treatment's 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament!  Wines for Autism joins other business warriors of autism with product donations that will be used in the event's Silent Auction. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will provide autism care and treatment (therapy, helmets, social skills classes, etc.) for children whose parents can not afford these necessary tools to have a productive life. 

"We are grateful for the amazing support of Wines for Autism," says Event Executive Producer Daphne Plump. "Wines for Autism was started by a stay-at-home mom, who is directly affected by autism."

About Wines for Autism:
The goal of Wines for Autism is to promote awareness that there is hope for children suffering from an autism spectrum disorder and to help fund non-profit organizations that aid the families affected by autism.

Every three months Wines for Autism features a different autism non-profit organization helping families with children on the autism spectrum. Wines for Autism, Inc. will give one third of its gross profits from all the sales made through this website to the featured autism non-profit organization.

Please kindly note that if you buy these wines from any other source, Wines for Autism's non-profit organizations will not benefit from your purchase.

For more information about Wines for Autism, 

For more information on how you can 
for the 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament , visit www.golfforautism.net. 
Or, contact Daphne at daphne@act-today.org

City National Bank Joins Golf for Autism!

City National Bank has announced it will proudly add to the list of sponsors for the Autism Care and Treatment's 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, benefiting children with autism. The event will be held on Monday, May 17, 2010 at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana. CA.

City National Bank, strives to support the growth and revitalization of our communities, to the best of their financial capacity, through banking, investment, and charitable activities. Furthermore, City National Bank remains committed to seeking out sound and innovative practices to help meet the needs of our communities.

"It is heartwarming to know that in this time of economic crisis, City National Bank goes beyond business banking, and reaches out into the community to help children with autism," says Tournament Director Stefan de Nocker. "The support that City National Bank and other sponsors are providing this year will go a long way to helping children whose families can not afford to provide them with the necessary tools to lead a productive life. We hope more businesses will continue to reach out."

Autism affects one in 110 children with America

About City National Bank:
Los Angeles-based City National Corporation (NYSE: CYN) is the parent company of City National Bank. It offers a full complement of banking, trust and investment services through 72 offices, including 16 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada and New York City.
The company's 3,000 colleagues deliver specialized and highly personal service and complete financial solutions to entrepreneurs, professionals, their businesses and their families.

Fast Facts
  • Founded by a small group of local entrepreneurs in 1954.
  • Expanded to Northern California in 2000 with the purchase of The Pacific Bank, followed by the acquisition of Oakland-based Civic BanCorp in 2002.
  • Opened an office in New York City in 2002 to serve California clients who do business on both coasts and prospective clients in Manhattan.
  • Expanded to Nevada in 2007 with the acquisition of Business Bank Corp.
  • Recognized by Barron’s as one of America ’s top wealth managers nine years in a row (2001-2009).
  • Ranked for four consecutive years by Bank Directormagazine in the top quartile of the nation's 150 largest banks based on performance (2005-2008).
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For more information about City National Bank, 
visit www.cnb.com
For more information on how you can SPONSOR, PLAY, or DONATE PRODUCTS to the 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, 
visit www.golfforautism.net.