The 8th annual X Drive Classic golf tournament raised more than $48,500 to support young students and adults who are affected by Fragile X Syndrome, autism, and developmental delays. The sold-out tournament was held on July 25 at The Club at Pradera in Parker. Before teeing-off, more than 140 golfers, many from Castle Pines, lined up in the “X” formation to represent Fragile X syndrome which is a leading cause of autism. The fundraiser proceeds will benefit The Joshua School and Treeline Pass.
Kari Ansay (third from left) surrounded by staff from Treeline Pass. Treeline Pass empowers adults with autism and developmental disabilities to cultivate lives rooted in purpose, joy, and growth in an inclusive community environment.
Kari Ansay (fifth from left) surrounded by staff from The Joshua School. The Joshua School serves students with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities ages 2-21.
Matt Ansay (far left) and his dear friends, Jim Pike, Kent Smith, and Ryan Olson ready to tee-off.
Good friends (left to right): Connor West, Ryan Ansay, Garret Covney and Jackson West get ready for a great day of golf.
Volunteers Brian and Jeanne Stafford are all smiles at the hospitality tent where they provided snacks and drinks to the players.
By Elean Gersack; photos courtesy of Kary Ansay