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BATON ROUGE - WBRZ and others helped raise money for a new development center focusing on autism at the 2014 Battle Against Autism Golf Tournament.

WBRZ President Richard Manship, director Jake Manship, and meteorologist Josh Eachus played alongside BAA founder Chip Robinson in Monday's tournament.

The tournament and other Battle Against Autism events raise money for The Emerge Center, which used to be the Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation. The larger facility opened this year, and is growing its autism program.

Robinson said their goal at the Emerge Center is to help intervene earlier in children's lives with therapy and other education.

"We are treating many more kids in Baton Rouge than we ever thought we could," he said.

Melissa Juneau, the executive director of The Emerge Center, said the Battle Against Autism has raised more than $500,000 in previous years to help them build and move into the upgraded facility.

WBRZ is a proud sponsor of the 2014 Battle Against Autism Golf Tournament.


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