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Father-Son Stories Touch the Hearts of Many

The Autism Charity Classic Golf Tournament was held at the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa on May 5th. It was a huge success and touched the hearts of many. “I have not been personally affected by Autism so learning about it has been a real eye opener”, Patti Todd, Communications Manager at Tubac Golf Resort said. ‘All of us at the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa consider it an honor to be the location for this annual fundraiser for the Tucson Alliance for Autism’.

This year Rodney Peete, NFL quarterback and author, was back for his second year in a row with his son R.J. “TAFA is doing incredible work and I have vowed to return whenever I’m available,” Peete said. A native of Tucson, Peete is the author of “Not My Boy! A Father, a Son, and One Family’s Journey with Autism.” The story, based on the Peete family’s experience raising a child with autism, is receiving wide acclaim. Through the book Peete describes the journey from a father’s perspective – a perspective that is often overlooked.

Another father/son team in the mix this year was Randy Blunt and his son Tyler. “Last year’s event was an amazing two days for me and my son, Tyler,” Blunt said. “We took the third place trophy. His presence at the tournament last year was an inspiration to everyone, especially me.” So when Blunt saw the chance to win private lessons with short game legend Dave Pelz by entering the ‘What’s Your Major’ contest sponsored by Golf Magazine he knew the Autism Charity Classic would be the perfect major to share his compelling story. Blunt submitted his essay describing why the Autism Charity Classic met so much to him and his son. Hundreds of essays were received, Blunt won! His prize included a set of Callaway golf clubs, a backyard putting green from SYNLawn Golf and private lessons from short game legend Dave Pelz at the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa. This was a big win for Blunt, for Tyler, and for Autism. “Tyler will be my ‘caddy’ for many years to come,” Blunt said.

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