Golf Tournament, Dinner, and Auction Benefit Wonderland Developmental Center

May 08, 2013, 12:02 ET from Wonderland Developmental Center

SHORELINE, Wash., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tee up, dine, and bid for a good cause with Wonderland Developmental Center at the 14th Annual Justin Van Hollebeke Memorial Golf Tournament, Dinner, and Auction on Saturday, May 18th, 2013, at the Golf Club at Echo Falls near Snohomish, Washington.

The golf tournament, dinner, and auction raise money for Wonderland, a Shoreline nonprofit that provides early intervention services to 130 families and their children monthly with developmental disabilities and delays reflecting a variety of diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorder, Fragile X, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and premature delivery, among others. Wonderland's services are available to north King and south Snohomish County families, regardless of ability to pay.

"Wonderland's annual golf tournament is our largest fundraising event of the year. We're working hard to raise more than $40,000 to support our very deserving children and families," said Barbara Murray, Board President. "Wonderland quietly does phenomenal work for many challenged children and families in our local communities."

The event will include 18 holes of golf, lunch, and dinner at scenic Golf Club at Echo Falls, a great value at $150. Non-golfers can also enjoy a post-tournament cocktail hour, silent auction, and pasta dinner for $50. Golfers and other guests can learn more details and link to registration at or at Wonderland's website (click on Events). Sponsors include the Seattle Seahawks, Toyota of Kirkland, Bill Pierre Dodge, The Metropolitan Grill, Puetz Golf, Les Schwab, Alaskan Observers, Milliman, Darigold, and many, many more.

Tournament namesake Justin Van Hollebeke suffered severe brain damage and began receiving help and family support from Wonderland when he was six months old. Sadly, Justin's life ended just after his third birthday. The Van Hollebeke family and their friends have honored Justin's memory and Wonderland's contribution to the community by holding this golf tournament in Justin's honor to help other children and their families get the same level of care and support Justin received.

Wonderland's programs have offered developmentally delayed infants and toddlers a bridge to a brighter future for 44 years through an array of therapeutic services offered in the home. Services to developmentally delayed children positively impact health, language and communication, and cognitive development. Parents are able to better meet their child's special needs from an early age and throughout life. Society benefits from reduced economic burden through a decreased need for special education.

For event or sponsorship details, contact Mary Kirchoff at or 206.364.3777 x13.

SOURCE Wonderland Developmental Center