Tampa, FL – Child prodigy, Autumn de Forest, will be making a very special appearance at this year’s PGA Valspar Championship, which will take place at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor March 10-16, 2014. Autumn has been chosen as the keynote speaker at the Gala, as well as a speaker and participant in numerous events surrounding the Pro-Am golf championship, including an Executive Women’s Day, Pro-Am Pairings and a special art class for the children of the PGA Tour professionals participating in the Valspar Championship.
Furthermore, Autumn will be as designated as the “Artist of the Valspar Championship Gala” and will auction off an original work created for the PGA and it’s sponsor, Valspar Paints. All proceeds from the auction and sale of the piece will go to benefit a charitable organization to be determined by PGA officials.
It has been an incredible year for the 12 year old prodigy. She was recently selected by P.S. from Aeropostale to be one of the faces of their 2014 Epic Kids PS from Aeropostale campaign. A stunning billboard featuring Autumn and other young faces was unveiled in Times Square on February 8th 2014. Aeropostale scoured the country in search of exceptional kids; kids who are changing the world with their talents in their respective disciplines. After narrowing the field of thousands to a handful of candidates, Autumn and four other kids are now the face of Epic Kids.
Autumn is best known for her extraordinary works of art and has been featured in Girls Life Magazine, Time Magazine for Kids, on NBC’s Today Show and CNN’s show “The Power of She” hosted by Natasha Curry and Robin Meade. Autumn has also appeared on the Hallmark Channel and Discovery Kids. At just 12 years of age, her artistic talent has been compared to that of Picasso, Warhol and Jackson Pollock.