Kevin Vedder

My name is Kevin Vedder, and I'm from Westfield, NJ. I'm an avid golfer, though the bulk of my golf for the year now occurs during an annual trip with college buddies. I'm hopeful memories of the nine years I spent in my youth as a caddie will return to spur me on to walk 100 holes. I've been married to my wonderful wife, Suzanne, for 18 years, and am the proud father of a daughter and twin sons. I'm an active dad, and a board member of a trust that provides a scholarship to a Northwestern University journalism student. I support Els for Autism, and am doing the 100 Hole Hike in honor of my seven-year-old son, Seamus, who has autism. While autism can be very difficult to deal with at times, Suzanne and I are getting better at addressing the daily challenges it brings our little guy, and strive for increased awareness and acceptance for those with 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

Hundred Hole Hike 2016 - Supporting Els for Autism

On Monday, August 8th, I'm participating in the 100 Hole Hike at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, NJ, in an effort to raise funds & awareness for Els for Autism, a foundation started by pro g

Getting ready to Hike

Less than three days to go until my third Hundred Hole Hike.

100 Hole Hike 2015 - Supporting Els for Autism

On Mon, June 22nd, I'm participating in the 100 Hole Hike at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, NJ, in an effort to raise funds & awareness for Els for Autism, a foundation started by p

HHH Recap 2014

After a few weeks, I'm finally getting around to the recap of my Hundred Hole Hike that took place on June 30th, benefiting Els for Autism.

An Added Bonus…

I’m just about three weeks out from my Hundred Hole Hike, and am extremely grateful to the many family and friends who have made pledges to support Els for Autism via this effort.

It’s Not Gonna Be Pretty

Preparations for my Hundred Hole Hike have come in many forms… exercise to be able to physically perform the Hike, multiple trips to the range, and enough actual rounds out on the course to ensure

100 Hole Hike 2014 - Supporting Els for Autism

On Mon, June 30th, I'm again participating in the 100 Hole Hike, in an effort to raise

108 in the Books

July 1st was certainly a day that I’ll never forget. I managed to play 108 holes of golf and raise over $11,000 for Els for Autism.

Not far now...

With just over two weeks to go until my initial Hundred Hole Hike, the intrigue is setting in. Will I be able to make it? What will the weather bring?

Two Month Warning...

Two months to go until the Hike.