Cigar News: E.P. Carrillo Cigar Company is Proud to Announce its second Pledge98 Campaign to Benefit Els for Autism Foundation®.

E.P. Carrillo Cigar Company announces The Pledge98 campaign benefitting Els for Autism. This campaign is set to raise awareness and funds for the non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of people with autism and those who care for them through lifetime services and collaborative partnerships. This is the second Pledge98 campaign this year for E.P. Carrillo, the first raising over $46,000.

In the spirit of the Pledge Prequel earning a 98 rating when it was selected as the Cigar of the Year in 2020, E.P. Carrillo is donating $9.80 per every Pledge Prequel (5×50) box sold in April 2023 which is World Autism Month and as part of the Carrillo Cares initiative. E.P. Carrillo will also be hosting Pledge98 events throughout the country and participating in Els for Autism golf tournaments throughout the year. 

Lissette Perez-Carrillo, Co-Owner of E.P. Carrillo Cigar Company

“Our first Pledge98 campaign with Els for Autism surpassed all of our expectations. We hope our 2nd campaign will engage the retailers and consumers just as much.”

In addition to supporting Els for Autism, by purchasing a box of Pledge Cigars, you may also want to consider helping out Autism Speaks through the Stogie Press “Climb For Autism Campaign” by clicking the link here or scanning the following QR Code.

Together, let’s see how much, we in the cigar community, can raise to help those on the spectrum, especially since we are all 1 degree separated from someone on the spectrum we all know someone who is afflicted.

About Els for Autism

Els for Autism Foundation® was established in 2009 by Liezl Els, Ernie Els, and Marvin R. Shanken. The Els’ son, Ben, is impacted by autism spectrum disorder, which effects 1 in 36 children in the United States. The Foundation offers innovative, evidence-based programs for families and individuals across the lifespan in six focus areas: Education, Research, Global Support, Recreation Services, Adult Services and Therapy Services. Els for Autism Foundation serves families around the world and offers in-person programs and services at The Els Center of Excellence® in Jupiter, Florida.

About E.P. Carrillo Cigar Company:

E.P. Carrillo Cigars have always been about innovative and groundbreaking ideas. It is owned and operated by third and fourth generation of cigar makers, the Perez-Carrillo family. Today, each of the E.P. Carrillo lines have a unique and distinct set of characteristics in line with our shared vision: The Endless Pursuit Toward Perfection. The cigars themselves are each based on a greater concept which reflects an aspect of the family’s heritage in tobacco and the authentic pride with which each cigar is made.

About Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to creating an inclusive world for all individuals with autism throughout their lifespan. They do this through advocacy, services, supports, research and innovation, and advances in care for autistic individuals and their families.

  • Ensure access to reliable information and services across the lifespan
  • Support research and innovation that drives towards improved quality of life and well-being for individuals with autism throughout their lives
  • Leverage our assets through advocacy, partnerships and collaboration to support, extend and convene the work of service providers
  • Accelerate delivery of solutions for adult quality of life needs, including transition, employment, housing and health and wellness
  • Live and promote principles of diversity, equity, access and inclusion both in and outside of the organization