The annual Ireland Legacy Golf Tournament recently raised a record $180,000 for Glenwood Inc.’s services for adults with autism. The tournament has raised more than $2.4 million for Glenwood over its 29-year history.
Glenwood, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, provides behavioral health care and education services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and severe emotional disturbances. Currently, Glenwood serves 85 adults in full-time care with homes on a campus off of Sicard Hollow Road in Birmingham, as well as homes throughout the community. Other services include day programs and vocational training and placement.
“It’s an amazing event to be running this long and to make this amount of money,” said Bill Ireland Jr. The late Glenn Ireland and other members of the Ireland family were instrumental in beginning the tournament.
The tournament, presented for several years by King Acura, is also sponsored by Regions, Vulcan Materials, LeHigh Cement, Sherman Industries, Alabama Coal Cooperative, Robins & Morton and CS Beatty.
Glenwood CEO Ken Oliver’s team took first place net. Team members are Brett Clark, Buddy Gardner, Owen Conzelman and Drew Brown. First place gross was taken by Kiva Dunes Golf & Beach Resort made up of Patrick Drummond, Tom Bazemore, Gordon Sprewell and Bob Reed.