Spring Newsletter

Hello ACEing Community,

As our programs’ expands further across the US, we continue to reach more children and families affected by autism. Since September, we have started eighteen new programs, bringing our total number of programs to sixty-two.  Over the same time period we have served 909 participants (5-18 yrs.) for a total of 706 hours of tennis instruction.

It has been a busy and exciting Spring for ACEing Autism. To support our rapid growth across the United States and build a foundation of support for future growth, we expanded our team this March by hiring Jessica Brooks as our first ever Director of Development! Jessica brings over 12 years of experience working in the non profit industry, most recently overseeing all fundraising and programmatic efforts for Best Buddies California, a volunteer driven non profit organization that provides opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to find social opportunities and jobs.

In April, we moved our headquarters office to West Los Angeles, where we have more space to accommodate our growing team. As we kick off the summer months, we are busy planning a celebration of ACEing Autism’s 10thbirthday by hosting the ACEing Autism 10th Anniversary Gala on November 3rdat The Griffin Club in Los Angeles. We would love your support as we celebrate our growth over the last 10 years, and build a community of support for the next 10! We are actively seeking sponsors and in-kind donations for this event. If you are interested in learning more about how you or your company can be involved with this event, please contact Jessica@aceingautism.org

WE HAVE MOVED! 
ACEing Autism H.Q. has moved into a new office. Please make a note of the new address: 2001 S. Barrington Ave, Suite 320, Los Angeles, CA 90025
9th ANNUAL ALL STAR CHARITY TENNIS AT RITZ CARLTON 
We had SO much fun showcasing our clinic during the 9th Annual All Star Tennis Charity Event with tennis legend Nick Kyrgios. Hosted by The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami with our friends Cliff Drysdale Tennis. Thanks to Nicole Jacobs, all our amazing participants and volunteers from our programs in Hollywood and Crystal Academy for coming out. We would also like to thank the sponsors of the event Amundi Pioneer, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami Cervera Real Estate for supporting our mission
SAVE THE DATE – ACEING AUTISM CELEBRATES 10 YEARS
ACEing Autism’s 10th Anniversary Gala Hosted by Pam Shriver – November 3, 2018 at Griffin Club, 3084 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064
PROGRAM’S SPOTLIGHT
ACEing Autism would like to express its gratitude to Anna Catherine Henly, our Charlotte Program Director for her success and dedication to ACEing Autism.
TENNIS SERVES OTHERS
ACEing Autism is thrilled to partner with Tennis Serves Others, a non profit organization that unites tennis ladies to raise funds for local charities and those in need. ACEing Autism is the proud recipient of a $10,000 grant to provide scholarships and support to our Los Angeles and Orange County Programs. Pictured Here: ACEing Autism’s Director of Development, Jessica Brooks, accepts the 2018 grant from members of the Orange County Branch of Tennis Serves Others.
THE 2018 ACEING AUTISM RACQUET RUN
We held two Racquet Runs this year, one is Stuart, FL (benefiting the ACEing Autism programs of Martin, St Lucie and Palm Beach Counties) and one in Los Angeles, benefiting our Los Angeles locations. We are so pleased this annual fundraiser had grown year on year. Huge thanks again to all our runners and supporters that took part. We look forward to running again in 2019.
PARTNERSHIP WITH CLIFF DRYSDALE
Through our partnership with Cliff Drysdale we have added two new locations in Texas, one in New Braunfels at The John Newcombe Country Club and one in Tyler at Tyler Athletic & Swim Club. We would like to express our special thanks to Cal Loveridge and all the members at John Newcombe Country Club for taking part in a 24 hours of tennis fundraiser for ACEing Autism, hosted by Cliff Drysdale.
Thanks to all the players who joined us Saturday at Queen Park Social for the first-ever Table Tennis Takeover Tournament!

Special thanks to Bill Englebreth for officiating and directing play, the pros for wowing the crowd, our hosts at Queen Park Social and of course our tournament finalist, Jenn McGuigan and champion Adam Ashworth!

Proceeds from the event will enable 4 kids to participate in fall and spring ACEing Autism clinics at no cost through a scholarship program.