Hoffman Estates, Ill. (June 3, 2021) – With in-person events returning around the country, the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s (CREF) would like to recognize the St. Louis, Atlanta, and Nashville I-CAR volunteer committees who are organizing fundraisers that will benefit their local high school and college collision programs. Industry members are encouraged to support these events, which will gather hundreds of local industry members, to help local collision instructors that face limiting program budgets.
The upcoming local I-CAR committee fundraiser events include: · Wednesday, July 21st – St. Louis I-CAR Committee Helicopter Golf Fundraiser · Thursday, September 16th – Atlanta I-CAR Committee Annual Golf Fundraiser · Wednesday, September 22nd – Nashville I-CAR Committee Annual Golf Fundraiser
Shelly Jones, St. Louis I-CAR Committee Chair & Ranken Technical College Industry Relationship Coordinator noted, “The St. Louis I-CAR Committee is excited to bring industry, schools, and students together for our Helicopter Golf Ball Drop on July 21st. This event will take place during the MV-TAP Golf Tournament. Both events benefit area collision programs!”
Gerry Poirier, Georgia I-CAR State Chair & Farmers Insurance National APD Strategy Manager noted, “The pandemic had limited any in person events, but the ability to fundraise in new virtual ways, for great organizations such as CREF made the committee continue to help the schools we support during a trying time for all. The ability to get back to an in-person event will be a welcome sight for attendees and our committee to get back to some sense of normal. The Atlanta golf fundraiser has always been well supported by this great industry to provide needed funds for CREF and our local schools. We are expecting a great turnout for this premier Atlanta tournament in September and look forward to seeing all our industry partners in this fun filled event.”
Kyle Medeiros, Nashville I-CAR Committee Chair & Entegral North American Business Development Account Manager noted, “In a city that thrives from entertainment and hospitality, the Nashville I-CAR Committee is ecstatic to be hosting another fundraising event at Topgolf Nashville later this year. What a moment it will be when the larger Nashville collision repair industry comes together! We’re also excited to welcome the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) to Nashville and look forward to having them join us at our event as we raise funds that will be directly reinvested in our local high school and collegiate collision repair programs.”
Industry members looking to support these events are encouraged to visit the event web sites or contact Brandon Eckenrode, CREF Director of Development.
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.