ACEing Autism's 10th Anniversary Gala

November 03, 2018 6:00 - 10:00 pm

3084 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA

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Help ACEing Autism achieve our 2020 vision of serving over 2,000 children with autism!

Every act of generosity increases our ability to introduce more children with autism to the game of tennis!


$20- 1 hour of tennis for a child with autism


$100- 6 Hours (1 six week session) for a child with autism


$500- Volunteer Onboarding & Training for 1 Program Site


$1,000- Scholarships for 10 children with autism

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Welcome to ACEing Autism's 10th Anniversary Gala , hosted by tennis legend Pam Shriver, and sponsored by The Tennis Channel. We invite you to join us for an evening of entertainment, tennis, fine food and drinks in the newly refurbished Griffin Club, L.A.'s premier tennis lifestyle destination. There will be exciting tennis experiences, a silent & live auction, photo-booths, a cocktail reception, and entertainment!

Pam Shriver - Pam is an American former professional tennis player known primarily as a doubles specialist with success also as a singles player. She currently is a tennis broadcaster for ESPN. During the 1980s and 1990s, she won 133 titles, including 21 women's singles titles, 111 women's doubles titles and one mixed doubles title. In Grand Slam tournaments, Shriver won 21 doubles titles and one mixed doubles title. She also won a women's doubles gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul with Zina Garrison as her partner. Pam has been a supporter and great friend to ACEing Autism for a number of years, and we are so grateful Pam will be hosting our 10th Anniversary Gala.

Griffin Club Los Angeles - Tennis is a core component of Griffin Club, both present and past. Situated near Century City in Cheviot Hills, the Club's nine LED lighted tennis courts are available for the Club's tennis membership. A full tennis professional staff provides adult lessons, group lessons, children's clinics and game-pairing to find optimal matches.

ACEing Autism would like to thank its 10th Anniversary Gala Committee Members

Susan Pfeuffer (Event Chair), Shannon Minor, Pam Shriver (Event Host), Robyn Miller, Angela Mabon, Landon Coleman, Alexis Schutzer, Rick Walden, Alex Perelman, Lisa Glick and Kathleen Dohrman

A forward message from Richard Spurling, Co-Founder of ACEing Autism & Executive Director

The idea of designing a tennis program specifically tailored to children with autism came after conversations between myself, a tennis teaching professional, and Dr. Shafali Jeste, an autism researcher, and our mutual desire to do good. After the successful launch of the ACEing Autism pilot program in 2008, we realized the tremendous impact this program had, not only on the children with autism, who often experienced improvements in motor skills, social skills and overall fitness- but on their families and the volunteers we engage through our clinics. Our model is scalable, and over the last 10 years, we have successfully grown from 1 location in Massachusetts to 62 locations across 28 states, serving over 1,000 children. We hope you'll join us as we celebrate our 10th birthday this November and raise critical funds and awareness to help ACEing Autism expand to serve 90 locations by 2020, and exceed our ultimate goal of expanding ACEing Autism's services to 500 sites nationwide.

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About ACEing Autism

ACEing Autism is a national 501c3 non profit organization that enhances the lives of children with autism through adaptive tennis programs. Founded in 2008 by Richard Spurling, a tennis professional, and Dr. Shafali Jeste, an autism researcher, ACEing Autism has grown from 1 flagship location in Wayland, MA into a vibrant, volunteer driven organization that serves over 1,200 children through 62 program locations in 28 states.

The expansion continues, as we are just beginning to meet the needs of the thousands of children with autism across the country. Our success lies in our commitment to tailoring the program to the needs of each individual child with autism, and the passion and dedication of our volunteers- who make our programs possible. With your support, we look forward to surpassing our 2020 vision of expanding our services to 90 locations.

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