HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL- September 8, 2010- The ninth annual I-CAR Education Foundation golf fundraiser, sponsored by PPG Automotive Refinish, raised over $30,000 for the Foundation’s Collision Repair Education Campaign (CREC) fund making it the largest annual golf fundraiser to date. A sold out crowd of 144 golfers enjoyed a day of golf at the Eaglewood Golf Course in Itasca, IL on July 22, 2010, followed by an evening reception at TopGolf. The funds raised from this event will go towards supporting upcoming scholarships and grants for collision schools and students.
“The Foundation’s annual golf event helps raise additional money for student scholarships and school grants. This golf fundraiser event achieved several milestones for the Foundation: registration sold out, sponsorship opportunities sold out, and the event raised $10,000 more than our previous year’s golf fundraiser in Washington, D.C. which at the time was the largest tournament to date,” said Scott Kruger, I-CAR Education Foundation Executive Director. “Thank you to our title sponsor PPG Automotive Refinish, all of our attendees, sponsors, and the Eaglewood and TopGolf staff that made this possible.”
Domenic Brusco, Sr. Manager, Industry Relations for PPG Automotive Refinish added, “We are pleased that the 2010 I-CAR Education Foundation golf fundraiser was a success and these additional funds raised will assist the Foundation’s efforts in increasing educational opportunities for collision students and students across the country.”
In addition to PPG Automotive Refinish’s title sponsorship, the additional golf fundraiser sponsors and supporters that made this event a success include:
1-800-Radiator & A/C
ABC Auto Parts & Sales Inc.
ABRA Auto Body & Glass
American Suzuki Motor Corporation
Audatex, a Solera company
Bionic Auto Parts & Sales, Inc.
BMW of North America, LLC
CCC Information Services
Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA)
Chief Automotive Technologies, Inc.
Chrysler Group LLC
Collision Solutions, Inc.
Cross Country Automotive Services
Fibre Glass – Evercoat
Ford Motor Company
Gerber Collision & Glass
Glaceau Vitaminwater, part of the active lifestyle business unit a division of Coca Cola North America
I-CAR Education Foundation Executive Committee
I-CAR Executive Committee
Independent Automotive Damage Appraisers Association (IADA)
Insurance Auto Auctions
International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE)
Jerry’s Body Shop, Inc.
Motor Guard Corporation
Porsche Cars North America
Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS)
Seidner’s Collision Centers
Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes Corp
Sterling Autobody Centers
WeatherTech, by MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd.
Women’s Industry Network (WIN)
WURTH USA, Inc.
Individuals and companies interested in getting involved with next year’s golf event should contact Education Foundation Associate Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.