Wednesday, 07 November 2018 16:35

CREF Fundraiser Co-Hosted by PPG Raises $130,000


The annual Collision Repair Education Foundation industry fundraiser, co-hosted by the automotive refinish business unit of PPG, raised $130,000 through the support of attendees and sponsors.


Sponsors and participants enjoyed a day of golf at the Trophy Club of Apalachee in Dacula, GA, on August 6, 2018. The funds raised from this event will go toward supporting scholarships and grants for collision schools and students.


“PPG is proud to support an event of this caliber,” said Tom Wolf, PPG director of business development, automotive refinish. “It’s an honor to bring together industry professionals from around the country and to assist the foundation in making sure that collision repair students are well-prepared for entering our industry. With the Education Foundation staff working towards another great event next year, I encourage industry members to participate through a sponsorship, by attending or by donating items for the raffle table and silent auction. This is a wonderful and important investment in our industry’s future.”


“Through the generous support of sponsors, attendees and volunteers from the Atlanta I-CAR committee, we had another great golf fundraiser event that will increase the Education Foundation’s ability to support high school and college collision school programs. We must extend a special thanks to the automotive refinish professionals at PPG for their continued co-sponsorship of the event,” said CREF Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode.


Next year’s event will take place July 23 in Indianapolis, IN, in conjunction with the events surrounding the Collision Industry Conference.


Individuals and companies interested in getting involved with next year’s fundraiser should contact Eckenrode at (312) 231-0258 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.

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