CARSTAR Honored by Make-A-Wish
May 19, 2015—CARSTAR Liss Auto Body Repair Experts was inducted into the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Chris Greicius Society of Hope at the Indianapolis Big Wish Gala on April 17.
CARSTAR Liss, located in Crown Point, Ind., has been helping grant wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening conditions for the past decade. Proceeds from their annual charity golf tournament have benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
After a record-setting donation in 2014 of $22,232, the CARSTAR Liss charity golf outing has exceeded the $100,000 mark in total donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
“CARSTAR Liss is so honored to be inducted into the Chris Greicius Society of Hope,” said CARSTAR Liss marketing manager Charlotte Liss. “It is rewarding to partner with other companies that not only care, but also are also willing to help make a difference. We are fortunate to have such wonderful business relationships.”
The charity golf outing was taken over by CARSTAR Liss several years ago and is a major source of pride for the shop. Owner Corey Liss and his father, Tom Liss, strongly emphasize giving back to the community. The total number of participants and the total monetary donation has grown each year. Children whose wishes are granted are invited to the golf outing every year to share their stories. Last year’s tournament raised enough money to grant the wishes of three children.
“We’re pretty excited about it. We hope to add more golfers and another corporate sponsor. My goal this year is $25,000,” Liss said. “CARSTAR Liss would like to thank Kelsey Leichtnam and the staff at Make-A-Wish, the wish families, Tom and Corey Liss, and corporate sponsors 3M, Hertz, BASF, FinishMaster, Enterprise, CCC Information Services Inc., Alkon, United Services, Lear Corporation and FRSTeam for making this possible.”
The 11th annual CARSTAR Liss Golf Outing is scheduled for Aug. 6 at White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point, Ind. All proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.