Gambling on a Good Cause

July 21, 2010



TACA to Host Third Annual “Ante Up for Autism” Gala Event

Costa Mesa, Calif., August 12, 2009 – Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), will be hosting the third annual “Ante Up for Autism” charity event at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California on October 23, 2009.  Proceeds from the event will fund educational programs and services for families affected by autism.

The evening will be hosted by actors Jonathon Schaech and Clifton Collins Jr., and will include fabulous dining, a star studded reception, poker tournament, celebrity appearances, live and silent auctions, casino entertainment and Vegas ambience lounge music.

Ante Up for Autism’s poker tournament will be a highlight on the night, featuring professional poker players, celebrities, athletes and special guests.  Seats are available for the tournament at

Invited celebrity guests include Michelle Lau, Marcel Luske, Ryan Sheckler, Brian Lopes, Jim Everett, Nick Gonzalez and many more.  Past celebrities have included Lance Armstrong, Jenny McCarthy, Tony Hawk and Rickey Henderson.

To view video from the past events, as well as information on sponsorship, updates on special guests, general admission and poker tournament seating please visit or call (949) 640-4401. For information about TACA, or to learn about programs and services, visit

About TACA

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a national organization, headquartered in Costa Mesa California, dedicated to providing information, resources, and support to families affected by autism. For families who have just received the autism diagnosis, TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families and the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories and information to help people with autism be the best they can be.  TACA now serves more than 14,000 families across the U.S.

About Autism

Autism is a devastating neurological and biological disorder typically affecting children between the ages of 18 months to five years of age.   One in every 150 children in the United States has autism. Autism affects each individual differently and at different levels of severity. Some individuals with autism are severely affected, cannot speak, require constant one on one care, and are never able to live on their own. While others are less severe, can communicate and eventually acquire the necessary skills to live on their own.