A “Hole-In-One” For Autistic Kids

Earlier this week, the “For Autistic Kids” Foundation held its 7th annual golf benefit at the Glen View Club in Golf, Illinois. The foundation was established by Ricky and Bob Abt along with the entire Abt family to benefit some of the 1.7 million individuals in the U.S. (including Ricky’s son Willie) who are autistic. Autism is a lifelong neurological disorder that robs children of cognitive, communication, and social skills.

Willie Abt at FAK Benefit

 Willie Abt speaking to the guests

The Glen View Club

The Glen View Club 


The charity event attracted 230 golfers and 300 total guests who took part in the benefit’s dinner and silent auction, which included game-used and other autographed sports memorabilia. Corporate sponsors included: Aon, Allstate, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, Electrolux, GE, LG, Maytag, Miele, Panasonic, Sony, and Whirlpool.

FAK Benefit auction items

 Items for the silent auction

This year’s benefit was a great success, and the Abt family would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to all who participated. Your extraordinary generosity is greatly appreciated.    by Graham W. 

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