The Nedbank for Autism Golf Series returned with thrilling action at the coastal town of Walvis Bay, following a three-month hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The nine-event series, which recently had three back-to-back events at the coast, aims to create awareness for the Autism Association of Namibia (AAN), an association made up of parents, their children with autism, adults with ASC and professionals who are interested in promoting the wellbeing of persons with autism spectrum disorders in Namibia.
The winners of each of the rounds in the series will progress to the final, which will take place at Omeya in November this year.
The following players took top place in the coastal rounds: Attie van der Westhuizen with 37 points in Walvis Bay; 11-year-old Emile Vilbert Jnr with 39 points at Rossmund in Swakopmund, and Kevin Wentzel with 39 points in Henties Bay.
The next round of the Nedbank Autism Series will be taking place at the Oshakati Golf Club this coming Saturday, followed by the Windhoek Golf and Country Club on 18 September, and then the final that will be taking place at the Omeya Golf Club on 20 November.
Last year, the series raised a total of N$130 155 in pledges for the Autism Association.
This was a major milestone considering the current economic climate and the sudden Covid-19 circumstances.
This year, the N$130 155 mark was passed ahead of the two last remaining rounds, which solidifies the relevance of the golf series.
Petra Dillmann, the founder of the Autism Association of Namibia, says that the continuation of support for the project will have a great impact as it increases the chances of sustainability towards supporting autistic people, their parents, teachers and the community in learning about and retaining their awareness, understanding and knowledge about autism.
The co-sponsors for the 10-stop countrywide golf event includes M+Z Motors, AfricaOnline, Engen Namibia, ComputerKit Namibia, Khomas Medical Centre, Taeuber & Corssen, Gondwana Collection Namibia, Safintra Roofing Namibia, Imperial, as well as Future Media as the media partner.