10th annual “Tee It Up For Autism”

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Coconis Furniture hosted their tenth annual “Tee It Up For Autism” Monday afternoon at Zanesville Country Club.

It was a beautiful day for golf, and close to 150 golfers came out to support a great cause. National Autism Association of South East Ohio President, Shannon Coconis says this is a great event for raising money for local families affected by autism.

Coconis said, “Well, it’s really important in our area because there is not a lot of resources for autism and for families affected by autism here. So, we try to provide for families with the financial means to get their kid’s needed therapies and treatments that aren’t covered by insurance.”

The event included 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Zanesville Country Club, as well as a silent auction, dinner and all of the money raised at the event went to a great cause. Coconis said they chose to go with a golf course because members in the family love the sport, so it just felt right.

“It’s really huge. I mean, its so nice to have a close knit community that supports this cause. Autism affects 1 in 35 boys so if you don’t have somebody with autism in your family, you know somebody affected by autism,” Coconis added.

The golf tournament went really well, and they certainly had a beautiful day for it.