CREF Raises $100,000 At twentieth Annual Golf Fundraiser – AftermarketNews.com (AMN)

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The fundraiser, co-hosted by PPG Automotive Finishes, was held on July 19 on the Edgewood Nation Membership in Pittsburgh.
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The Collision Restore Schooling Basis (CREF) introduced that it raised over $100,000 to assist collision restore applications, faculties and college students at its twentieth Annual Golf Fundraiser. The fundraiser, co-hosted by PPG Automotive Finishes, was held on July 19 on the Edgewood Nation Membership in Pittsburgh, and was offered out to capability with 146 sponsors and trade supporters.

“PPG is honored to proceed partnering with the inspiration on this premier occasion,” stated Tom Wolf, director of enterprise improvement, automotive refinish for PPG. “It’s not typically we get an opportunity to deliver collectively trade professionals from everywhere in the nation in an effort to collectively tackle our largest useful resource problem: a professional, well-trained employees for our companies. It’s great to see the trade come collectively to assist the good work CREF does.”

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The successful crew — with a rating of 56 — consisted of Wealthy Finoli (PPG), Steve Morelli (group supporter), Derek Severns (Bowser Automotive) and John Parran (PPG).

Contributors additionally had the possibility to win nice prizes by competing in particular person gap contests. 

The winners included:

Longest drive no. 2: Steve Gruber (Caliber Collision)

Closest to the pin no. 5: Wealthy Finoli (PPG)

Straightest drive no. 10: Kevin Baker (Caliber Collision)

Closest to the pin no. 14: Mark Miller (PPG)

Longest drive no. 17: Brian Maceil (group supporter)

Helicopter ball drop winners included Linda Mazur (group supporter), Charlie Jordan (Caliber Collision) and Mary Mahoney (Enterprise Holdings).

“Thanks to all of our sponsors, golfers and volunteers who helped make our twentieth annual golf fundraiser such an unbelievable success,” stated Brandon Eckenrode, managing director of CREF. “Funds raised from this occasion enable CREF to proceed supporting highschool and faculty collision applications, college students and instructors throughout the nation. We stay up for gathering everybody once more in 2023 when the summer time trade conferences take us to Indianapolis.”

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Wolf encourages “trade members to take part in our 2023 golf fundraiser by means of a sponsorship, by attending or by donating gadgets for the raffle desk and silent public sale. Due to your efforts, we’re making an impression on the sources of the longer term.”

CREF is grateful to all its 2022 golf fundraiser sponsors and supporters, together with:

PPG

AkzoNobel

Allstate

CAPA

Enterprise

Gerber

GEICO

Hertz

Insurance coverage Auto Auctions

Kent Automotive

Mopar

Nationwide Coatings & Provides/Single Supply

PartsTrader

Refinish Distributors Alliance

Service King Collision

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes

Subaru Licensed Collision

asTech

BASF

BCI Gear Specialists

Caliber Collision

CCC Clever Options

Chief Automotive

Traditional Collision

Columbus Collision Schooling Group

DCR Programs

FindPigtails.com

LKQ

Painters Provide & Gear

Polyvance

Refinish Options Group

SEM Merchandise

SnapSheet

Tractable

United Recyclers Group

Business members interested by getting concerned and supporting CREF’s efforts to help secondary and post-secondary collision restore coaching applications ought to contact Brandon Eckenrode at (312) 231-0258 or [email protected]. Financial donations will be made on-line.

The Collision Restore Schooling Basis (CREF) introduced that it raised over $100,000 to assist collision restore applications, faculties and college students at its twentieth Annual Golf Fundraiser. The fundraiser, co-hosted by PPG Automotive Finishes, was held on July 19 on the Edgewood Nation Membership in Pittsburgh, and was offered out to capability with 146 sponsors and trade supporters.
“PPG is honored to proceed partnering with the inspiration on this premier occasion,” stated Tom Wolf, director of enterprise improvement, automotive refinish for PPG. “It’s not typically we get an opportunity to deliver collectively trade professionals from everywhere in the nation in an effort to collectively tackle our largest useful resource problem: a professional, well-trained employees for our companies. It’s great to see the trade come collectively to assist the good work CREF does.”
The successful crew — with a rating of 56 — consisted of Wealthy Finoli (PPG), Steve Morelli (group supporter), Derek Severns (Bowser Automotive) and John Parran (PPG).
Contributors additionally had the possibility to win nice prizes by competing in particular person gap contests. 
The winners included:
Longest drive no. 2: Steve Gruber (Caliber Collision)
Closest to the pin no. 5: Wealthy Finoli (PPG)
Straightest drive no. 10: Kevin Baker (Caliber Collision)
Closest to the pin no. 14: Mark Miller (PPG)
Longest drive no. 17: Brian Maceil (group supporter)
Helicopter ball drop winners included Linda Mazur (group supporter), Charlie Jordan (Caliber Collision) and Mary Mahoney (Enterprise Holdings).
“Thanks to all of our sponsors, golfers and volunteers who helped make our twentieth annual golf fundraiser such an unbelievable success,” stated Brandon Eckenrode, managing director of CREF. “Funds raised from this occasion enable CREF to proceed supporting highschool and faculty collision applications, college students and instructors throughout the nation. We stay up for gathering everybody once more in 2023 when the summer time trade conferences take us to Indianapolis.”
Wolf encourages “trade members to take part in our 2023 golf fundraiser by means of a sponsorship, by attending or by donating gadgets for the raffle desk and silent public sale. Due to your efforts, we’re making an impression on the sources of the longer term.”
CREF is grateful to all its 2022 golf fundraiser sponsors and supporters, together with:
PPG
AkzoNobel
Allstate
CAPA
Enterprise
Gerber
GEICO
Hertz
Insurance coverage Auto Auctions
Kent Automotive
Mopar
Nationwide Coatings & Provides/Single Supply
PartsTrader
Refinish Distributors Alliance
Service King Collision
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
Subaru Licensed Collision
asTech
BASF
BCI Gear Specialists
Caliber Collision
CCC Clever Options
Chief Automotive
Traditional Collision
Columbus Collision Schooling Group
DCR Programs
FindPigtails.com
LKQ
Painters Provide & Gear
Polyvance
Refinish Options Group
SEM Merchandise
SnapSheet
Tractable
United Recyclers Group
Business members interested by getting concerned and supporting CREF’s efforts to help secondary and post-secondary collision restore coaching applications ought to contact Brandon Eckenrode at (312) 231-0258 or [email protected]. Financial donations will be made on-line.
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