HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – October 7, 2016 – The annual Collision Repair Education Foundation industry fundraiser, co-hosted by PPG Automotive Refinish, raised $110,000 through the support of attendees and sponsors. Sponsors and participants enjoyed a day of golf at the Black & Gold Golf Course in Yorba Linda, California on August 10th, 2016 and the funds raised from this event will go toward supporting scholarships and grants for collision schools and students.
“PPG is proud to support this event at such a high level not only as it brings together industry professionals from around the country but also for the fact that it assists the Foundation’s efforts to ensure that high school and college collision students are job ready when they graduate and enter the industry,” said Domenic Brusco, PPG Automotive Refinish, Sr. Manager, Industry Relations. “As the Education Foundation staff will be working towards another great event in 2017, I would encourage industry members to consider participating through a sponsorship, attendees, and/or donating items to the events raffle table and silent auction.”
“Through our incredible sponsors, attendees, and volunteers we had another great golf fundraiser event that will significantly assist in the Education Foundation’s abilities to support high school and college collision school programs. A special thanks to PPG Automotive Refinish for their continued co-sponsorship,” noted Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode. “We are already starting to plan for the 2017 event and with it taking place in our hometown of Chicago; we believe it will be the best yet.”
The Collision Repair Education Foundation is already starting to plan for the 2017 event taking place in Chicago in conjunction with NACE and Automechanika and the date and location should be announced in the coming weeks. 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.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to securing donations that support collision repair educational programs, schools, and students to create qualified, entry-level employees and connect them with an array of career opportunities. For information on how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation visit us online: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org