Boots & Bow Ties

Boots & Bow Ties is an annual event held in February in Auburn, Alabama . It includes dinner, silent auction, complimentary beverages, and live entertainment. Boots and bow tie attire is  encouraged. Proceeds benefit The Learning Tree programs; The Little HAPIE Tree Preschool in Auburn and the Residential School in Tallassee, Alabama. For reservations or sponsor information contact Stephanie Weldon, Resource Development Coordinator, at 334-415-9372 or

A Night at the Races

A Night at the Races is an annual  fundraising event held in the spring in Mobile, Alabama to benefit The Learning Tree. Gourmet food, music, complimentary beverages, and dessert bar plus…filmed horse racing & huge silent auction. Guests are encouraged to wear derby-like attire and hats.  For sponsorship information or general information please contact Teresa Atkins at 251-331-2633 or

“Angling for Autism” Fishing Tournament

The “Angling for Autism” Fishing Tournament is held annually at Wind Creek State Park, in Alexander City, Alabama.  Entry fee is $100 per boat.  Ten places are awarded cash prizes. For tournament registration information or sponsorship opportunities contact Stephanie Weldon, Resource Development Coordinator, at 334-415-9372 or 

Chip in for Autism Golf Tournament

Chip in for Autism is an annual golf tournament in Mobile to help raise funds and awareness for Woody’s Song School, a program of The Learning Tree. The specialized non-traditional day school serves children with autism ages 5 – 21 in a unique teaching environment where behavioral management techniques are used to help the children to learn and grow like their typical peers.

For team registration or general information please contact Cindy Fulford at 251-656-0070 or at or Teresa Atkins at 331-2633,

Aces for Autism

“Aces for Autism” gala is an annual spring event in April to benefit the children served by The Learning Tree.  The casino night event includes dinner, beverages, live entertainment, with live and silent auctions. Cocktail attire is encouraged. Tickets are $75 per person. Each ticket includes $500 in gaming chips. For information on sponsorship opportunities or ticket sales contact Erica Brown, Resource Development Coordinator, at 256-490-1648

Puzzle Piece Dash

The Autism Society of Alabama and The Learning Tree have partnered in an exciting running event to raise autism awareness and funds to support programming across the state. Join us for the Puzzle Piece Dash and help solve the puzzle of autism spectrum disorders and at the same time support a leader in services for children with developmental disabilities, including autism. The race begins and ends at The Little Tree Preschool on Azalea Rd in Mobile, Alabama.  For more information, please contact Teresa Atkins at 251-331-2633 or

5K Run for Hope

The Annual 5K Run for Hope benefit is held annually at  Fort McClellan Medical Mall in Anniston, Alabama. The run begins at 8:00 am. Awards are for  top 3 males overall, top 3 females overall, & top male & female for each age group 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 & Up.  There is a half mile “Puzzle Piece Dash” for kids age 9 and under.  Sponsorship and general information is available.  Contact Erica Brown at 256-490-1648 or