SEMA Installation Banquet and Gala Fundraiser Set for July - BodyShop Business

SEMA Installation Banquet and Gala Fundraiser Set for July

The 2010 SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser is set for Friday, July 23, from 6:30-10  p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Calif.

The annual event serves to acknowledge the association’s outgoing board members, welcomes the newly elected board members and honors the newest SEMA Hall of Fame inductees. Since 2007, the SEMA Installation Banquet has been held in conjunction with several fundraising activities where the industry demonstrates its collective strength by raising funds for Childhelp and the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

“The Installation Banquet has always been a special time to pay tribute to the individuals who are working to support and grow the industry and the association,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA’s president and CEO. “I’m looking forward to the event – it really is a homecoming where industry friends and colleagues gather, swap stories and show their appreciation to the SEMA Board of Directors and Hall of Fame members.”

This year’s fundraising activities will again include a car show and pinewood drag races, both taking place the day after the banquet (Saturday, July 24, 2010) in Pasadena, Calif.

“With the industry coming together for the Installation Banquet on Friday evening, Saturday is an ideal time to hold the car show and pinewood drag races,” said Kersting. “These are great networking events that are enjoyable and which support some worthy charities.”

Last year, more than $170,000 was raised from the events. Money raised this year will again be contributed to Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp.

For tickets or to learn more about the SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser, visit

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