St. Louis Businesses Support Local Automotive Education

May 16, 2023
Mechanical and collision repair businesses based in St. Louis recently held a sporting event to raise money for automotive school programs.

Mechanical and collision repair businesses based in St. Louis recently held a sporting event to raise money for automotive education programs, according to a press release.

The event, Clays for Careers, was held at Top Gun Sportsman’s Club in Lonedell, Missouri. Attendees had different shooting stations in which they each received 100 clay "bird" projectiles to shoot. There were morning and afternoon sessions, with participants being split into teams of four. The team that shot down the most clay birds received a cash prize.

Other activities at the event included 50/50 raffles, a barbecue lunch and networking opportunities for event sponsors and industry professionals at the event. More than 15 different companies were there, including Caliber Collision and Schaefer Autobody Centers.

Three schools received funds raised through the event: Lewis & Clark Career Center, North Tech High School and South Tech High School. Each school received $3,714.90 for new equipment and tools.

“The collision industry has a unique opportunity to strengthen the future of the trade by actively supporting technical schools and their programs,” said Collision Engineering’s National Program Director John Helterbrand. “Events like Clays for Careers raise much-needed funds for schools and foster partnerships and collaboration between industry leaders and educational institutions.”

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