Golf tourney June 28 raises awareness

The 2nd Annual Tee Off ‘Fore’ Autism Golf Tournament is June 28 at Perham Lakeside Golf Club.  

The cost for this 9-hole 4-person scramble includes golf, cart, dinner, prizes, and fun! Registration will begin at 4 p.m. and shotgun start at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with awards to follow.

Currently, 39 children from Perham, Detroit Lakes, Sebeka, Wadena, New York Mills, Dent, Richville, Vergas, Menahga and Verndale receive services at Empowering Kids. 

All proceeds from this golf tournament will go towards the purchase of a 14-passenger van that will be used to transport Empowered Kids.

What is Empowering Kids?

In 2016, after many years of searching for additional services for their grandson with autism, Kim and Kenny Nelson’s dream to start an autism program in Perham became a reality. As one of the only non-profit autism organizations located between Moorhead and Minneapolis, Empowering Kids is unique in offering high quality and affordable programming designed specifically for children with autism or social challenges, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Empowering Kids utilizes evidenced based practices and research-based curriculum. 

For information  go to or contact our office at or 218-346-2322.