Some Changes Are Coming

The Friends of Autism began very humbly over two decades ago. This golf event is now in its 24th year and so much good has come from our work together with golfers, sponsors, volunteers, and friends. Thank you all.  As we announced at last year’s outing, there will be some changes on the horizon and one of those is that we have decided to make Journey21 the focus of our efforts going forward. A newer nonprofit that serves adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), Journey21 serves 150 adults in its various programs. Recently, they built a new Enrichment Center on a 12-acre site in Oconomowoc at the west end of Pabst Farms. Recently, the Friends of Autism made a grant to Journey21 of $175,000 in support of their mission. Going forward, we hope that this golf outing will continue to be a source of revenue to support this growing organization which in several years will also include a residential living community. We hope you will continue to support this event. For more information, go to


Upcoming Events




Sponsorships promote your company name and raise money for autism research,awareness, education, inclusion and our family grant program,+


  • Event Sponsor, $10,000: Check presentation at the dinner, signage*, and program listing with logo. Additional signage* throughout course and company logo on event shirt.

  • Dinner Sponsor, $5,000: Check presentation at the dinner, signage*, and program listing with logo. 

  • Lunch Sponsor, $3,500:  Signage* and program listing at event.
  • Logo Ball Sponsor, $3,000: Company Name/Logo on each ball. Each player will reeive a sleeve of 3 balls.

  • Score Card Sponsor, $1,500: (27) holes.  Company name/logo on each foursome's card.
  • Golf Cart Sponsor, $1,500:  (27) holes.  Signage* on cart(s)
  • Ball Wash Sponsor, $1,500:  (27) holes.  Signage* on ball washer(s).

  • Beer Cart Sponsor, $1,200:  (3) courses.  Signage* on beer cart and listing at event.
  • Co/Hole-in-one Sponsor, $1,200:  (3) courses.  Co-sponsor this with Uptown Motors.  Signage* in front of all (3) Hole-in-one Car(s).
  • Putting Contest Sponsor, $1,200:  Both putting greens. Signage* on putting greens and listing at event.

  • Bag Drop Sponsor, $600:  Signage* at the bag drop location for all golfers to view.

  • Tee/Green Sponsor, $400:   Each course, or $1,000 for (3) courses.  Signage* on tee/green and listing at event.

  • Live Auction Item(s): Donate large ticket item(s) for our "Live" Auction (condo, trip, golf pkg., time share, cruise, Brewers, Badgers, or Packer Tickets - the sky is the limit!)

  • Super Raffle Item(s): Donate item(s) or put a basket together for our "Super Raffle".
  • Cash Donation, $500 or less in value:   Listing in program.


Please complete the Registration form and indicate your sponsorship preferences.

* Please provide signage or let us know if signage is required. 


Monday, August 21, 2023

Registration at 8:30 am 
Shotgun Start at 10:30 am


Ironwood Golf Course 
Sussex, WI 

Course website: click here » 
Course Info: click here »  

$175 per golfer includes 18 holes, cart, lunch and dinner
All golfers welcome, so come alone or bring a foursome. 

Dear Friends
of Autism

2023 Friends of Autism  
Golf Classic


2023 Friends of Autism
Golf Classic Form


THANK YOU to all that made this an outstanding golf outing!  
Over the last 23 years you have helped us raise hundreds of thousands of dollars that has been used for research, education and family grants throughout Wisconsin and the United States. With your help, we have raised funds for various local and national autism research projects.

Thank you for your support as we transition to the next phase with Journey 21. 


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