Registration for the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s (CREF) 15th annual summer golf fundraiser, taking place Aug. 10th, 2016 at the Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda, Calif., is now open. Golfers will enjoy a round of golf at the Black Gold Golf Club, and registering online early is encouraged as the event is expected to be sold out by late March. This fundraiser takes place in conjunction with Industry Week meetings being held in Anaheim. Funds raised through this event assist the Education Foundation in providing support to collision repair students and their school’s collision programs.
In addition to several contest holes, industry members have the opportunity to win up to $12,000 through the LORD Corporation-sponsored helicopter golf ball drop that will take place as part of the event. Golfers or non-golfers can purchase golf balls online ($20 per ball) that will be dropped from a helicopter over a hole on the Black Gold Golf Club course the day of the event. Whoever sponsors the numbered golf ball that goes in the hole (or the closest to the pin) will win 50 percent of the total funds raised from the golf ball drop. Participants do not need to be present to win, and if all 1,200 golf balls are sold, the winner will be awarded $12,000.
“As the Education Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016, we plan for one of our best golf fundraisers to date and would encourage industry members getting involved with the event through sponsorship and/or registration,” said Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode. “I can’t stress enough that those interested register early as we do anticipate a sold-out event this spring. We look forward to hosting industry members from around the country and raising additional funds to help collision schools and students in need.”
Early-bird individual player registration is $250 per person ($1,000 foursome team) before April 1, 2016, and $300 per person ($1,200 foursome team) after April 1, 2016. Registration includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, complimentary beverages/snacks on the course, lunch, dinner, attendee promotional items and the opportunity to participate in several contests on the course. For those attendees who will be traveling into Anaheim to attend industry meetings that week, complimentary transportation through Hertz will be provided to and from the industry events to the golf course.
Those interested in registering, sponsoring and/or participating with the golf ball drop fundraiser can contact Eckenrode at [email protected] or (847) 463-5244.