Someone mentioned getting into an “X’”for Fragile X Syndrome
and literally moments later it happened!
By Elean Gersack; photos courtesy of The Ansay Family
The first-ever XDrive Classic Golf Tournament to support significant special needs children at The Joshua School (TJS) in Denver was held on Monday, August 4 at The Club at Pradera in Parker.
Castle Pines Village residents and parents of two specials needs children, Matt and Kari Ansay, organized the event along with several very close friends. Their children have Fragile X Syndrome, the most common cause of intellectual disability and the most common genetic cause of autism spectrum disorders. Their seven-year-old daughter Jessica attends TJS and has absolutely blossomed in their hands.
Nearly 90 golfers participated; an additional 35 people came just for dinner; and many businesses donated services and products for the silent auction. In the end, the event netted just over $31,000. The funds will go straight to TJS to help offset the tuition costs for another family in need of this wonderful school.
The Ansays are in awe of the tournament outcome. “Words cannot adequately describe the love and gratitude that we feel for all of those who supported this project of passion. We will forever be grateful to The Joshua School and to all of those near and dear to us for supporting our family and helping another family like us,” shared Kari.
The Joshua School is the first referral for educational services for Children’s Hospital Colorado, Autism Society of Colorado, and more than 18 school districts around the state. To learn more about The Joshua School, visit www.joshuaschool.org or watch http://youtube/elwUsxINtSw. To learn more about Fragile X Syndrome, visit www.fragilex.com. You can also “like” the XDrive Classic Golf Tournament on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/xdriveclassic.
Friends and family spend the day volunteering for the big event.
The carts were all lined up for the 1 p.m. shotgun start.