Battle Against Autism is a series of events created by Chip & Sandi Robinson to raise funds for the The Emerge Center, formerly Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation to assist in the growth of the Autism program. For its fifth year, the focus shifts to funding The New Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior and Development, the larger facility that opened in 2014.


3-Player Scramble, 18 Holes of round robin match play (4 teams per flight—3-6 Hole matches), play will be in sixomes. 10 flights, winner of each flight will qualify for the ultimate play-off


Monday, September 12th


11:00am shotgun start


The Country Club of Louisiana

Team Packages:

Eagle: $2,000 — Includes a three-some, tee-sign and a special presentation during the awards ceremony

Birdie: $1,500 — Includes a three-some and tee-sign on the course

Mulligan: $200 — Includes a tee sign on the course

The 6th annual Battle Against Autism
event has officially begun!

It is hard to believe it has already been just a few months since we opened the doors the The Emerge Center. Wow, what a whirlwind and wonderful time it has been. The Emerge Center is everything we dreamt of and more.

The center has been very well received by our clients and families. Our children have had the opportunity to experience our therapeutic playground, sensory gym, and all the new specialized treatment materials and toys. Parents are enjoying our new Parent Resource Room, and we have already held several community meetings in our Conference Room. In addition to doing hearing evaluations in our state of the art sound testing booths, our audiologists have been able to repair hearing aids in the audiology lab reducing the time a patient needs to be without his/her hearing aids. We have begun to add new staff allowing us to expand our services to more children. The Emerge Center gives the staff the ability to be more effective and to work more cohesively. We are looking forward to adding many new children to our programs, and in August we will welcome our first Emerge Kindergarten class and expand our Bloom Program for children with autism.

All of this would not be possible without community support such as the Battle Against Autism. The Battle Against Autism Fundraiser over the last several years has raised over $500,000 of critical support to help make the Emerge Center a reality. We now need your help more than ever. The proceeds from this tournament will go directly to our innovative therapy program for young kids with Autism so they can get the the help that they need as quickly as possible.

So, on behalf of our families and staff, I would like to say to you thank you for supporting the Battle Against Autism! Please also know that you are welcome anytime to visit and see your dollars at work. The Emerge Center is a fun place to be. It really puts a smile on your face.

Melissa Juneau,
Executive Director

The Emerge Center, formerly Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation


2014 Tournament Winners!

Pictured from left to right are the winners of the Battle Against Autism Golf Tournament held Monday, September 8th at the Country Club of Louisiana.

2014 Winners

Jay Balden, Robbie White, Chad Blanchard, and tournament sponsor Chip Robinson, owner of Robinson Brothers Ford Lincoln.

Congratulations to the winners and we thank everyone for supporting the Battle Against Autism!

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