The eleventh annual Collision Repair Education Foundation industry fundraiser, co-hosted by PPG Automotive Refinish, raised $55,000 through the support of the attendees and sponsors.
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Sponsors and participants played golf at The Westin’s La Cantera – The Palmer Course – Golf Resort in San Antonio, Texas on July 19 and the funds raised from this event will go towards supporting upcoming scholarships and grants for collision schools and students.
“Since 2009 when PPG Automotive Refinish came on board as the co-host sponsor of this industry fundraiser, over $160,000 in total has been raised for collision student scholarships and school grants. Each year the event gets better and better, and this is through the industry coming together to support a worthwhile cause,” said Clark Plucinski, Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director. “We thank our attendees, event sponsors and our co-host PPG Automotive Refinish. We look forward to seeing everyone again in Boston next July.”
“PPG is privileged to support the industry’s future through events of this kind,” said Domenic Brusco, PPG Automotive Refinish, senior manager, industry relations. “This is the third consecutive year we’ve co-hosted the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s industry fundraiser, and it’s rewarding to see more funds raised each year to assist collision students with their educational opportunities. This is a great display of how the industry can come together to support its upcoming workforce.”
In addition to PPG Automotive Refinish’s support, the additional fundraiser sponsors that made this event a success include:
ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Audatex, a Solera company
Caliber Collision Centers
CCC Information Services
Cornerstone Auto Parts
DuPont Performance Coatings
European Motor Car Works, Inc.
Fibre Glass – Evercoat
Ford Motor Company
Gladwin Paint Co.
The Hertz Corporation
Hi-Tech Paintless Dent Removal
Hunter Engineering Company
Insurance Auto Auctions
International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE)
Jerry's Body Shop, Inc.
La Cantera Golf Club
LC Automotive Investments, LLC
MAACO Collision Repair & Auto Painting
Mac Haik Collision
Motor Guard Corporation
OEM Collision Repair Roundtable
Seidner's Collision Centers
Service King Collision Repair Centers
Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes Corp
Sports & Imports
Sterling Autobody Centers
Women’s Industry Network (WIN)
Individuals and companies interested in getting involved with next year’s fundraiser should contact Education Foundation Associate Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5244.