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Ed. Foundation’s Golf Fundraiser Raises Record Amount

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Aug. 18, 2015—The 14th annual Collision Repair Education Foundation industry fundraiser raised over $100,000 through the support of attendees and sponsors, according to an announcement made Tuesday by the Education Foundation.

The event, which was co-hosted by PPG Automotive Refinish, raised funds through a day of golf at the Northville Hills Golf Club in Northville, Mich., on July 22. The funds raised at the event will go toward supporting scholarships and grants for collision schools and students.

“This is the seventh consecutive year we’ve co-hosted the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s industry fundraiser,” said Domenic Brusco, PPG Automotive Refinish, senior manager, industry relations. “The industry has collectively supported this event to a degree of taking it from $19,000 raised in 2009 to over $100,000 in 2015. As these funds assist high school and college collision students, programs, and instructors nationwide, a great time on the course will benefit the future professionals of the industry.”

“Thank you to the event sponsors, golfers, volunteers, and to PPG Automotive Refinish for making this event an incredible day of fun and fundraising for high school and college collision students,” said Brandon Eckenrode, Collision Repair Education Foundation director of development. “A year’s worth of planning goes into this event and it was great to see everything come together and we look forward to planning our 2016 event, during our 25th anniversary year.”  

Individuals and companies interested in getting involved with next year’s fundraiser should email Eckenrode. 

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