HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – August 15, 2014 – The thirteenth annual Collision Repair Education Foundation industry fundraiser, co-hosted by PPG Automotive Refinish, raised a record $85,000 through the support of attendees and sponsors. Sponsors and participants enjoyed a day of golf at Northville Hills Golf Club in Northville, Michigan on July 31, 2014 and the funds raised from this event will go toward supporting scholarships and grants for collision schools and students.
There were also several additional big winners during the event. Attendee Rick Johnson won $10,000 at the AirBagSolutions.com sponsored hole-in-one contest by sinking his shot. The second annual helicopter golf ball drop, sponsored by LORD Fusor, was part of the event. Golf balls, sponsored by individuals, were dropped from a helicopter above a green, and whoever’s ball was closest to the pin won 23% of the total golf ball sales. The winning ball was sponsored by Marie Peevy, and she graciously donated half of her $1700 winnings back to the Education Foundation.
“This is the sixth consecutive year we’ve co-hosted the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s industry fundraiser,” said Domenic Brusco, PPG Automotive Refinish, senior manager, industry relations. “It is great to see the industry collectively support this event and raise a significant amount of funds to assist high school and college collision students, programs, and instructors nationwide.”
The Collision Repair Education Foundation is already starting to plan for the 2015 event and the date and location should be announced in the coming months. Individuals and companies interested in getting involved with next year’s fundraiser should contact Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5244 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.