Actor Joe Mantegna Joins CARD in Supporting Golf for Autism Event

CBS' "Criminal Minds" star Joe Mantegna has announced he will play in and co-host Autism Care and Treatment's (ACT Today!) 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, May 17, 2010.

The event, brought to you by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), will be held at Braemar Country Club, located at 4001 Reseda Boulevard in Tarzana, California. Mantegna will co-host the tournament alongside actor Grant Reynolds (right-below), who stars on FOX Reality Channel's "Househusbands of Hollywood."

"We are grateful that Joe and Grant can participate in this year's tournament," says Tournament Director and ACT Today! founding member Stefan de Nocker. "They are both passionate about autism awareness and making sure that children with autism children get the necessay and quality care and treatment they need."

One in 110 children in America is diagnosed with autism. Autism is more prevalent than pediatric cancer, AIDS, and diabetes combined. Funds raised through ACT Today!'s 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will help provide therapy, social skills groups, biomedical treatment, helmets and more for children whose parents can not afford to provide these necessary tools for their child to live a productive life.

The 4th Annual Golf Tournament will begin with check-in and breakfast buffet at 9:30am, followed by a Putting Contest at 10:15am, and a Shot-Gun start at 11am. Players will enjoy an open fire BBQ lunch on the course, as well as complimentary ice cold beverages, snacks, and more throughout the day, including Beat the Pro contests and opportunities to win big prizes! Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction will begin at 4pm, with a seated dinner/live auction/awards, and entertainment starting at 5:30pm. The evening will be hosted by Actors Joe Mantegna, Grant Reynolds and Racecar Driver/Model/Broadcaster Ashley Van Dyke. Special appearances will be made by the LA Laker Girls.

Single-$250 Foursome-$800

Dinner Only - $50

Mantegna and Reynolds will be joined by other celebrities including (as April 08, 2010) Mickey Jones of "Tin Cup" and "Home Improvement;" Ron Masak of "Murder She Wrote," TV/Film Actors Mark Christopher Lawrence and Deitrich Bader of NBC hit show "Chuck," Model/Broadcaster/race Car Driver Ashley Van Dyke, Former Race Car Driver/Champion Charles Downes, TV/Film Actor Basil Wallace of Oscar Nominated Movie "Blood Diamond," World - renowned autism expert and CARD Founder Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, TV/Film Actor David Leisure, TV/Film Actress Paula Trickey, TV/Film Actor Ron Perlman and Robert Hays.

Sponsors (as of April 08, 2010) of the 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament include: Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), TWIW Insurance, United Healthcare, Apothe'Cure, Inc., GolfSmith, Five Star Golf, Carole Young Brooke Foundation, Hope Wine, Food Should Taste So Good, Wines for Autism, Ener-G Foods, Mandalay Bay; Murad, Inc, City National Bank, The Littlest Golfer, Wendy's, Capital Retirement Group, Lockheed Federal Credit Union, Anhueser-Busch, Allied Beverages, Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Players' Golf Club, Bradford Portraits, Kirsch, Kohn & Bridge; Anderson, Knox & Clark, and West Coast Cuts & Colors.

For more information about ACT Today's 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, visit

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