News: Consolidator Report
The 13th annual Collision Repair Education Foundation industry fundraiser, co-hosted by PPG Automotive Refinish, raised a record $85,000 through the support of attendees and sponsors. Sponsors and participants enjoyed a day of golf at Northville Hills Golf Club in Northville, Mich., on July 31, and the funds raised from this event will help support scholarships and grants for collision schools and students.
There were also several additional big winners during the event. Attendee Rick Johnson won $10,000 at the AirBagSolutions.com-sponsored hole-in-one contest by sinking his shot. The second annual helicopter golf ball drop, sponsored by LORD Fusor, dropped sponsored golf balls from a helicopter above a green, and whoever’s ball was closest to the pin won 23 percent of the total golf ball sales. The winning ball was sponsored by Marie Peevy, and she graciously donated half of her $1,700 winnings back to the Education Foundation.
“This is the sixth consecutive year we’ve co-hosted the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s industry fundraiser,” said Domenic Brusco, PPG Automotive Refinish, senior manager, industry relations. “It is great to see the industry collectively support this event and raise a significant amount of funds to assist high school and college collision students, programs and instructors nationwide.”