Chris Bartoli

My name is Chris Bartoli. I grew up in Parsippany, NJ but have spent more than half my life living in the midwest, and now live in Hinsdale, IL. I have four children - Jessica (15), Amanda (11), Alyssa (8) and John (6). To this day, my favorite job was caddying in high school. I enjoy playing golf when I have the opportunity, especially with good friends and family. I'm looking forward to again doing the Hundred Hole Hike this year with my good friend for more than 30 years, Kevin Vedder. We'll be playing and walking 100 plus holes to raise money for autism research. All donations are going to Els For Autism, a great organization founded by pro golfer Ernie Els that provides funding for autism research for therapies, education and training and helps raise awareness of autism in our communities. Both Kevin and I are extremely grateful for any pledges and other support for Els for Autism.

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Els for Autism

The Els for Autism Foundation was established in 2009 by Ernie and Liezl Els to focus on the issue of autism. For the last three years the world class pro golfer and his wife have devoted their efforts to a catalytic philanthropic project - The Els Center of Excellence. The Foundation has launched a capital campaign to raise $30 million to finance the facility; the Els' have committed $6 million of their own money.

Golfer Blog

Looking forward to August 8

Starting to gear up for the Hundred Hole Hike with my friend, Kevin Vedder. We get to raise money for a great cause - autism research - while playing a ton of golf and spending the day together.

A few more days

I'm really looking forward to playing 100 holes next Monday with my friend, Kevin Vedder. We used to play a lot of golf together when we were in high school and college.

New year, new journey

I'm excited to again be participating in the 100 hole hike with my friend, Kevin Vedder.

Gearing up

Getting ready for my 108 hole hike with my friend, Kevin Vedder. Just got some new golf gear, now just have to hit the course and play a bit before June 30.