Monday, 02 July 2018 19:49

AASP-MN Raffle Raises $42,000 for Industry Career Promotion


“The association has been so good to us,” Roger said. “I thought this would be a great way to give back and have some fun doing it.”

In addition to donating the motorcycle, Bonn brought attention to the fundraiser by spending months towing the bike around to numerous association and industry events, including the Race for Automotive Education event at the ProKART raceway, the AASP-MN Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference, the 2018 AASP-MN Golf Outing, World of Wheels and the “Accelerate the Future” Car & Motorcycle Show at Hennepin Technical College.

Founded in 2016, MNCARS was created to ensure a future workforce for Minnesota’s automotive service industry by raising awareness and recruiting people into technical college automotive service and collision repair programs and industry careers. MNCARS helps parents, influencers and students overcome misperceptions of the industry and attract the qualified employees the profession needs. Thanks to industry fundraisers and a significant investment from AASP-MN, more than $250,000 has been raised to support the initiative in the last two years. 

More information on MNCARS is available at carcareers.org.

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