Children being children is what the North Shore Autism Circle on Long Island, New York, is all about.
On Monday, true to its mission, the club gathered 200 people at the Engineers Country Club in Roslyn Harbor, N.Y. to serve, chip and deal winning hands for autism.
It was the 4th Annual Holes for Hope tennis-golf-cards-mahjong event and it raised more than $250,000, a portion of which was donated to Autism Speaks.
The mission of the North Shore Autism Circle is to make sure no one forgets that kids with autism are still kids, and so they provide critical after-school activities like arts and crafts, tennis, soccer, baseball and basketball. They also provide mentoring programs. And on this day, they honored the group Spectrum Designs, which employees folks affected by autism, like Zachary Fischbein. You can watch Zachary's speech from the event below.
Also in the crowd for the festive lobster fest that followed the sporting events were Autism Speaks National Board Member David Wittles and his wife Cindy.