Hoffman Estates, Ill. (April 1, 2021) – Registration for the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s (CREF) annual summer golf fundraiser, co-hosted by PPG Automotive Refinish, is now open. Scheduled for Tuesday, July 13th, the fundraiser will take place in the greater Cleveland area and in conjunction with the currently scheduled national industry meetings. The event will be held at the semi-private Stonewater Golf Course, one of Northeast Ohio’s premier courses designed by award-winning Hurzdan & Fry architects. Funds raised for this event assist CREF in supporting high school and college collision programs, students, and instructors.
Industry professionals who might not be able to attend the event can still participate through the annual helicopter golf ball drop, sponsored by Refinish Solutions Group, that will take place as part of the golf fundraiser. Individuals can purchase golf balls ($15 each) that will be dropped from a helicopter over a target on the Stonewater Golf Course the day of the event. The individual whose golf ball lands closest to the target will win a GoldenTee Home Arcade Unit ($3,800 value) and a $1,000 gift card. Participants do not need to be present to win and golf balls can be purchased online.
2021 Golf Fundraiser Remaining Sponsorship Opportunities
Dinner Sponsors ($5,000) – 3 More Available, Allstate Insurance
Lunch Sponsors ($5,000) 3 More Available, Axlata Coating Systems
Beverage Cart Sponsor ($5,000) – 2 More Available, Sherwin-Williams
Visor/Hat Sponsor ($5,000) – 1 Available
Cooling Towel Sponsor ($5,000) – 1 Available
Golf Towel Sponsor ($5,000) – 1 Available
Shoe Bag Sponsor ($5,000) – 1 Available
Logo’d Golf Ball Pack Sponsor ($3,000) – 4 Available
Cigar Holder ($3,000) – 1 Available
Long Drive Contest Sponsor ($1,500) – 1 More Available, Refinish Distributors Alliance
Tee Box Sponsor ($1,000) – 5 More Available, Service King, National Coatings & Supplies (2), AirPro Diagnostics, Painters Supply & Equipment
2021 Golf Fundraiser Sold Sponsorships
Golf Cart Sponsor (SOLD) – D&S Automotive Collision and Restyling
Helicopter Golf Ball Drop (SOLD) – Saint-Gobain Abrasives
$50,000 Prize Hole-In-One Sponsor (SOLD) – Fusor
Poker Chip Ball Marker (SOLD) – Columbus Collision Education Foundation, Service King
$10,000 Prize Hole-In-One Sponsor (SOLD) – Refinish Distributors Alliance
Closest-to-the-Pin Contest Sponsor (SOLD) – Refinish Distributors Alliance, BASF
Straightest Drive Contest Sponsor (SOLD) – BASF
Bottled Water Sponsor (SOLD) – 3M
Photography Sponsor (SOLD) – Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Beverage Can Koozie Sponsor (SOLD) – DCR Systems LLC
Exclusive Green Sponsor (SOLD) – Service King
Divot Tool Kit Sponsor (SOLD) – GEICO
Businesses are invited to secure one of the remaining sponsorship opportunities to participate in the event and help CREF raise even more funds for high school/college collision programs. Registration is $300 p/person ($1200 foursome team), which includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, cart rental, complimentary beverages on the course, dinner, promotional items, course contests and an evening reception. Registration is now available online and anticipated to sell out by June.
Industry members interested in sponsoring and/or participating in this event should contact Brandon Eckenrode, Director of Development, at 312-231-0258.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting 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 at: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.