Industry professionals honor Lou Scoras at fundraiser event

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July 3, 2012—The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) reported a large turnout for the eighth annual Lou Scoras Memorial Golf Outing.

Nearly 100 golfers turned out for the event, which honors the memory of Lou Scoras. He died eight years ago, and the New Jersey AASP chapter has honored him every year by hosting a golf, dinner and raffle. Proceeds go to a fund in Scoras’ name.

“What a fabulous turnout,” AASP/NJ Executive Director Charles Bryant said. “We were a little concerned about the weather, but everything turned out great. Everyone stayed cool and had a great time. It was an excellent tribute to Lou’s memory. I’m sure he was looking down and smiling.”

Dozens of industry sponsors contributed to the event’s success, Bryant said.

“When you have an event that is as special as this, the industry always comes out and supports it,” he said. “We really had so many people step up in memory of Lou. Toyota of Morristown sponsored our refreshment carts, which were so important on a hot day like this. Hertz helped out tremendously with our check-in while giving every player a prize bag full of items. We even had quite a few insurance companies (Progressive, Travelers and Utica National) participate, so you know this was bigger than just a few body shop guys getting together. It was an event that really showed how our industry can work together. Hopefully that kind of attitude carries over into day-to-day business. All I can say is, Lou would be proud.”

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