Two Connecticut children’s wishes will come true, thanks to the CARSTAR Connecticut group, sponsors and the 67 golfers who participated in the third annual CARSTAR Charity Golf Tournament at Quarry Ridge Golf in Portland, Conn.
CARSTAR Connecticut’s golf tournament is part of a nationwide effort to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
On a national level, the autobody franchise network has raised more than $300,000 to date. The local gift of $14,000, presented at the dinner following golf play, will enable the Connecticut chapter to grant the wishes of two area children with a life-threatening medical condition.
“The golf tournament was a great opportunity for our Connecticut auto body stores to come together with our vendors, customers and area businesses to make a difference,” said Lisa Siembab, director of business strategies. “We are fortunate that we increased our contribution from last year and anticipate even more for next year.”
One of the highlights of the day was the appearance of the CARSTAR Super’Stang and the “Sister’Stang." For 2010, CARSTAR and Hertz partnered up to give the original CARSTAR Super’Stang a new Sister’Stang. The new vehicle on the tour is a beautiful 2007 High Performance Hertz Shelby Mustang. The two Mustangs will be touring the U.S. throughout
2010 and the early part of 2011 to support local charities. They are expected to make appearances across the U.S. at different events and fundraisers. The tour will end with a sweepstakes of the Hertz Shelby Mustang in 2011.
“Our chapter is thrilled to work with the CARSTAR stores here in Connecticut,” said Kim Smith, director of external events of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut. “We are truly grateful to have the opportunity to interact with an incredible national partner on such a local level and appreciate the support of every individual involved with the tournaments. We especially thank CARSTAR employees and customers fhere in our state-but to courageous children all over the country.”
Find more information about the Super’Stang tour or to enter to win the “Sister’Stang”