Ryan Getzlaf chuckles when he reveals where he keeps his gold medal.
"In the drawer of my nightstand," said Getzlaf, the Anaheim Ducks captain who was on Canada's gold-medal winning team at least year's Winter Olympics. "I want to put it in a case. I just moved into a new house in September. It's kind of tough to do anything during the season. I have work to do."
Getzlaf, a Tustin resident, probably won't have his gold medal encased anytime soon. That's because he'll be busy with his inaugural Getzlaf Golf Shootout. It's a two-day charity event for Talk About Curing Autism that will take place in Costa Mesa and Newport Coast next week.
The event is close to Getzlaf's heart.
"I have a cousin who is autistic," he said. "It was something I always wanted to get involved with. The kids need so much attention and I've seen how much it helped him."