The annual Collision Repair Education Foundation industry fundraiser, co-hosted by PPG Automotive Refinish, raised $110,000 through the support of attendees and sponsors. Sponsors and participants enjoyed a day of golf at the Black & Gold Golf Course in Yorba Linda, Calif., on Aug. 10, 2016, and the funds raised from this event will go toward supporting scholarships and grants for collision schools and students.
“PPG is proud to support this event at such a high level, not only as it brings together industry professionals from around the country but also for the fact that it assists the Foundation’s efforts to ensure that high school and college collision students are job ready when they graduate and enter the industry,” said Domenic Brusco, PPG Automotive Refinish, senior manager, Industry Relations. “As the Education Foundation staff will be working toward another great event in 2017, I would encourage industry members to consider participating through a sponsorship, attendees, and/or donating items to the event’s raffle table and silent auction.”
Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode added, “Through our incredible sponsors, attendees and volunteers, we had another great golf fundraiser event that will significantly assist in the Education Foundation’s abilities to support high school and college collision school programs. A special thanks to PPG Automotive Refinish for their continued co-sponsorship. We are already starting to plan for the 2017 event and, with it taking place in our hometown of Chicago, we believe it will be the best yet.”
Individuals and companies interested in getting involved with next year’s fundraiser should contact Eckenrode at (847) 463-5244 or [email protected].