A full field of golfers representing all facets of the collision industry, with Enterprise Rent-A-Car as presenting sponsor and 33 additional industry leaders as sponsors, joined forces in Dallas for a successful day for the National Auto Body Council (NABC), the entire collision repair industry and three North Texas families in need of transportation.
The event is one of several regional golf fundraisers by the NABC to increase awareness of its community service programs in local communities across the country and provide NABC members and supporters a fun, casual way to build and enhance their network of regional connections and relationships.
“We are elated with the support and collaboration for this regional fundraising and industry awareness event,” said Domenic Brusco of PPG Automotive Refinish and NABC chairman. “The generosity and enthusiasm from so many of our industry partners underscores the true commitment to the National Auto Body Council’s mission to showcase the professionalism and integrity of the collision industry.”
According to Brusco, proceeds from the golf fundraiser will help to ultimately change and save lives through increased delivery of the NABC’s signature Recycled Rides program, First Responder Emergency Extrication (FREE) program and the Distracted Driving Initiative in cooperation with AT&T.
To showcase the impact of Recycled Rides, NABC members presented newly refurbished vehicles to three Dallas-area families. The vehicles were donated by State Farm and Allstate, repaired by Service King-Euless, Caliber Collision-Coleyville and Toyota of Dallas, a Berkshire Hathaway Automotive company, with contributions of parts and services by numerous NABC members.
“Each one of us who witnessed the joy and relief as these families received keys to their new Recycled Rides vehicles are now even more committed to collaborating with our industry colleagues to make an impact in our local communities,” said Darren Huggins of Berkshire Hathaway Automotive and chair of the Dallas golf fundraiser. “The regional golf event was an opportunity for many individuals and organizations who previously were unaware of NABC’s programs to join the growing momentum generated by NABC members across the country.”