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Ernie Els partners with BirdieBox to introduce Els for Autism Box

April 14, 2015

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - BirdieBox - the leading provider of curated golf and lifestyle products - announced it has partnered with the Els for Autism Foundation to launch the "Els for Autism Box" - a limited-edition collection of golf related products associated with Els for Autism's founder, and legendary South African golfer, Ernie Els.

A percentage of proceeds from the sales of these boxes will be donated to Els for Autism, the Foundation founded in 2009 by Els and his wife Liezl after their son Ben was diagnosed with the disorder. BirdieBox debuted the package during Autism Awareness Month at their pop-up retail store in Augusta, Ga., April 5-12.

Featuring an extraordinary assortment of golf gear, the boxes are available through BirdieBox.com at three price points ($249.95, $149.95, $79.95), each boasting a total value nearly double the retail cost. Among the items included are TaylorMade TOUR Preferred balls, special-edition "Els for Autism" Daphne's head cover, Els Collection polo, Zero Restriction outerwear, Stable 26 socks and an I-ONICS Power Sport band.

"Our foundation is committed to helping people on the autism spectrum fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives and we are delighted that BirdieBox, along with my partners, have developed this great new give-back initiative to help the Foundation raise funds and awareness for this important cause," says Els. "The box has some great items and the timing is perfect as it launches in April - which is Autism Awareness Month."

BirdieBox's donation will go towards the funding of a state-of-the-art autism center and hub of worldwide operations for Els for Autism; The Els Center of Excellence. Groundbreaking for the Center took place last year and the first components are due to open in August 2015. Once complete, the Center will provide on-site education for 300 children on the autism spectrum ages 3-21. It will also bring together the critical components of early intervention, transition to adulthood, medical and professional services, and adult services all on one campus.

Committed to a global mission, the Center has been designed to facilitate a multi-faceted global outreach program focused on the sharing of best practices and programs with the global autism community and beyond. More information is available here or at ElsforAutism.com.

"It is estimated that 1 in 68 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with autism, a truly staggering figure highlighting the millions of individuals and families affected by the disorder," says Pat DePirro, CEO of BirdieBox. "We strongly believe in the Els for Autism Foundation and proudly stand by its side as it strives to make a positive difference to the lives of those affected by autism and their families."

A turnkey solution for club, corporate and charity golf outings, BirdieBox offers event organizers a wide variety of packages for all budgets and tastes. These include numerous pre-configured options and prize boxes, or customers can totally customize their order by selecting from a diverse assortment of premium golf, lifestyle and nutritional products.

The exterior of each event box can be handsomely designed to showcase specific logos, imagery and messaging. Brand exposure can be furthered by inclusion of logoed golf balls, apparel, headwear, accessories or other items.

Among the scores of organizations and individuals who have turned to BirdieBox Events are Under Armour, Arizona Coyotes, Dallas Stars, National Kidney Foundation, Bob Uecker Classic, Cure NF with Jack, Celebrity Golf Classic with Kevin Nealon, TPC Scottsdale, Ready Golf and Zo's Winter Groove for The Alonzo Mourning Foundation.

Beyond the company's event services, personal monthly subscriptions that remove the hassle from shopping and gift-giving are available at BirdieBox.com. Packages include a selection of the hottest golf, lifestyle and nutritional items from major brands. Offered in one-, three-, six- and 12-month options, subscriptions start at $49.95 per month while retail value of each delivery is $100 or more.

To purchase the BirdieBox in support of Els for Autism, please click here.

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