News & Events Category: ‘CAF Events & Happenings’

11th Annual California Autism Foundation Golf Classic Fundraiser – Registration Open!

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

California Autism Foundation Golf

The 11th Annual California Autism Foundation Golf Classic will be held June 5, 2017 at the Contra Costa Country Club in Pleasant Hill.  Price for single registration is $210, a foursome is $800.  Foursome plus hole sponsorship is $1100.

Complimentary Raffle — Almost everyone wins!

Enjoy 18 holes of golf with cart, tee prizes, lunch and events on course as well as the 19th Hole Cocktail & Awards Reception.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  Entry fees due by May 15th.

For more information regarding the tournament, sponsorship opportunities, or to register now, email or call (925) 330-6865.

Sponsorship Packages:

Download Sponsorship packet PDF

Join Us for Our School Expansion Grand-Opening on October 6, 2016

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Please come join us for our School Expansion Grand-Opening!

4136 Lakeside Dr, Richmond, CA 94806

Come see our New State-of-the-Art Sensory Room and Classrooms…

Thursday, October 6, 2016

4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Music! Refreshments! Prizes!

Please RSVP by emailing or by calling our office at 510-758-0433

We look forward to seeing you there!


California Autism Foundation 10th Annual Golf Classic – June 6, 2016 – Tickets and Sponsorships available

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

2016 Annual Golf Classic

California Autism Foundation 10th Annual Golf Classic


Platinum Sponsor – $10,000

Name listed on program front page, company signage at hole, name on CAF website and a foursome in the tournament.

Golf Cart Sponsor – $6,500

Company logo and advertisement placed in each golf cart course map display on visor. Name listed in program, company signage at hole and name on CAF website. (Can be split $3,500 for half the carts.) Also include a foursome in the tournament.

Food & Beverage Sponsor – $5,000

Name listed in program, company signage at hole, name on CAF website and a foursome in the tournament.

Gold Sponsor – $5,000

Name listed in program, company signage at hole, name on CAF website and a foursome in the tournament.

Swag Bag Sponsor – $3,000

Name listed in program, company signage at hole, name on CAF website and a twosome in the tournament. Sponsor can provide hats with their company logo if preferred.

Silver Sponsor – $2,000

Name listed in program, company signage at hole, name on CAF website and a twosome in the tournament.

Trophy Sponsor  – $1,000

Name listed in program, company signage at hole, name on CAF website and a twosome in the tournament.

Prize Pack Sponsor (Closest to pin, long drive, etc.) – $1,000

Name listed in program, company signage at hole, name on CAF website and a twosome in the tournament.

Bloody Mary Bar Sponsor – $500

Name listed in program, company signage at hole, and name on CAF website.

Foursome & Hole Sponsor – $1,100

Four golfers play in tournament, company signage at hole, name listed in program.

Hole Sponsor – $350

Name listed in program and company signage at hole.


CAF 10th Annual Golf Classic – Premiere Sponsors

Title Sponsor – Cash & Evie Nickerson

Dennis Wootten Champion of Autism

Platinum Sponsor – John Visbal & East Bay Logistics

Gold Sponsor – CMI

Silver Sponsor – The Salvage Groups, Inc.

Trophy Sponsors – Filice Insurance, SP Trucking, Pacific American Group

Prize Package Sponsor – Trailer Resource

Bloody Mary Bar Sponsor – James M. Babcock, CPA

Massage Sponsor – Leslie Werosh


Hole Sponsors

Postino Restaurant

Graphic Imaginations

HUB International

Mark Anthony Visbal

David’s Cure

Cheese Steak Shop

Pacific American Group

Compstar Insurance Services

SP Trucking

California Bank of Commerce

Dan & Stacey Randall


Antigua Doors

Dolan’s Lumber

Woehrle Development

Judge Gary Grant

McKevitt Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, Alpha Romeo

Hanover Insurance

IFC Services of CA

Curry Family

Donahue Fitzgerald Attorneys

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

Nakano Warehouse

Diablo Rapid Print

Annex Warehouse

Diablo Foods

Austin & Emily Waite

Ticket Prices

  • $210 per player/$800 per foursome:  includes lunch, adult beverages and sodas, food stations on course throughout tournament and cocktail reception.














Golf Participants Names:                                                                                        Golf Shirt Sizes:



Please return form to:

California Autism Foundation;
Attn: CAF Golf
4075 Lakeside Drive, Richmond, CA 94806
(510) 758-0433; email:



2015 California Autism Foundation 9th Annual Golf Classic including $10,000 Ball Drop prize opportunity!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Save the date and join us for the 9th Annual California Autism Foundation Golf Classic on June 15, 2015 at Moraga Country Club.

CAF's 9th Annual Golf Classic - Save the Date!  6.15.15

The popular Golf Ball Drop event is back!

Money raised from this event will help fund our programs and help us to reach our mission. 

We are giving away some tremendous prizes for your contribution!  But you can’t win if you don’t play!

  • 1st Prize – iPhone 6
  • 2nd Place Prize – Golf Foursome @ Moraga CC
  • 3rd Place Prize – Golf Foursome @ Contra Costa CC
  • 4th Place Prize – Specialty Case of Wine 
  • 5th Place Prize – Oakland A’s Tickets and Parking Pass

Every ball purchased is also given an entry (1 entry per ball) into a $10,000 cash grand prize. Using a 3rd party to underwrite the event, they will select a number at random.  The 10 closest dropped balls from the helicopter will be entered (closest to 10th closest) into a secure number verification system and if one of the 10 numbers matches the pre-selected number, you win $10,000!

Thank you for your support, YOU are making a difference in the lives of people in California who most need our support.

Buy your balls here!

Click here for information about sponsorship opportunities

Join us for CAF’s Annual Fundraising Gala – Friday October 17th, 2014

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Hello CAF Parents, Staff, and Friends!

We’d like to take this opportunity to share with you information about CAF’s upcoming Annual Fundraising Gala celebrating 31 years of service to children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities and their families!  This fun-filled evening will take place on Friday, October 17th, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:30pm at the beautiful private event space, The Box SF, located at 1069 Howard Street in San Francisco.  Guests will enjoy an evening of live music, special celebrity speaker, silent auction, Hors D’ouevres, and premium beer, wine and craft cocktails.  Tickets are $125 per person or $225 per couple.  Valet services are available at the door for $10 per vehicle.  We hope you can join us!

Purchase a Ticket or Sponsorship:

Sponsorship opportunities are still available!  For more information, to purchase tickets, or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please see the enclosed and attached information or contact Ariana Fort at (925) 330-6865 or ​

Interested in helping to sponsor this event?  Download the Sponsor Letter and Sponsorship Signup Form

CAF Annual Fundraiser 2014 - front

CAF Annual Fundraiser 2014 - back

CAF Request For Proposal for Event Planning & Public Relations Services

Friday, November 1st, 2013


California Autism Foundation is seeking proposals for Event Planning & Public Relations Services.  If you are interested, please see the RFP published by the California Autism Foundation on October 23rd, 2013.  All proposals are due by 5pm on Friday, November 15th, 2013.

RFP for Event Planning and Public Relations Services


CANCELED: CAF Fall Event “Transitions: Autism and the Science of Hope”

Monday, August 5th, 2013


Please note that the “Transitions: Autism and the Science of Hope” event that was scheduled for Saturday, October 26th, 2013 is canceled.  Stay tuned for information about our 2014 CAF Annual Fundraiser!

Please contact (510) 758-0433 for further information.


Baycon 2013 Honors California Autism Foundation at 31st Convention

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Baycon2013 Logo

BayCon 2013, San Francisco Bay Area’s biggest Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, honored California Autism Foundation as their “Charity of the Year” and presented CAF with a check for $5,200 raised from the proceeds of several events held at Baycon 2013 including the Charity Auction and Charity Casino.

The Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara was buzzing with excitement as Sci-Fi/Fantasy fans enjoyed presentations, workshops and concerts from top name Sci-Fi authors, artists and musicians.

Baycon 2013 raised the roof of the Hyatt Regency! And the attendees of this convention truly showed their passion about Science Fiction, Fantasy and helping individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Thank you Baycon 2013 for supporting California Autism Foundation.

California Autism Foundation Feeling The Love From VH1’s Love And Hip Hop’s Top Lady — Erica Mena and IZMA Models at BET Awards Event

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

On Saturday, June 29th, trendsetters and fashionistas came together to support California Autism Foundation at the BET Awards “Eye on Glam” beauty lounge and day party hosted by VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Latina vixen, Erica Mena, IZMA Models and Lady J Cosmetics. The event was held at 333 Live, in Los Angeles, CA.

“Eye on Glam,” a day of indulgence and pampering for entertainment industry celebrities and guests, was produced by The D Network and The Luxury PR Group. The event’s charming host, Erica Mena was busy as a bee autographing t-shirts for CAF while taking photos with CAF staff as she greeted her fans and visited with vendors. Dana Fikes of The D Network facilitated CAF’s participation in the event and graciously provided introductions for CAF staff to attendees and vendors throughout the day.

CAF gifted attendees with handmade items created by CAF students and clients to include: autism ribbon pins and custom designed artistry greeting cards, and CAF imprinted baseball hats, tote bags, polo shirts and t-shirts. CAF enjoyed the festivities while doing what they do best – raising awareness and providing information and resources about autism and other disabilities.

“Eye on Glam” was an informative and relaxing day as CAF enlightened top celebrity stylists, fashion and beauty industry professionals, guests and attendees about autism, disabilities and CAF programs. An enjoyable day, for on June 29th eyes were also on California Autism Foundation!

April is Autism Awareness Month – iPad Campaign, Golf Tournament and More!

Monday, March 25th, 2013


iPad Campaign

April is Autism Awareness month and California Autism Foundation is having an iPad, iPhone and iPod donation campaign to collect devices to help students at ABC School that are nonverbal or have speech/language challenges.

These devices will greatly benefit students attending ABC school. Devices that run Proloquo2Go software will give individuals with autism an amazing tool to help them communicate. The Proloquo2Go software is an award-winning Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solution designed  for iPad, iPhone and iPod.  ABC School is California Autism Foundation’s  non public school for people between the ages of 6 and 26 that have autism and other developmental disabilities.

So remember, when it is time to upgrade – donate your used iPad, iPhone or iPod to California Autism Foundation! It is tax deductible, which may be of greater value than the merchant’s discount on a “trade-in.”  You will be provided a receipt for your donation.

Help A Better Chance School today, by donating your Apple device that runs IOS 5.1.1.

CAF is a nonprofit organization with a 501 (c) (3) and 509(a)(2) tax exempt status. California Autism Foundation’s tax ID is 68-0149447.

Mark Your Calendar for the “Give A Kid A Mulligan”
Dennis Wootten Invitational Golf Tournament!!!

Golf Invite 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013
Contra Costa Country Club in Pleasant Hill
10am Shotgun Start

Registration includes:

  • Round
  • Cart
  • Access to driving range
  • Gift Bag
  • Lunch on the course with cocktail reception after
  • $185 per person – $700 foursome – $900 foursome plus hole sponsorship