According to Committee Chair Kyle Medeiros, “The event went amazingly well. It was our first year hosting our annual fundraiser at Topgolf, so naturally there was some unknown. At the end of the night, it was apparent that we had just executed one of the most fun industry events in recent memory.”
The event began at 6 p.m. with a networking happy hour, providing an opportunity for attendees to engage with sponsors. At 7 p.m., warm-ups began with the tournament kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Attendees also enjoyed a backyard BBQ buffet, desserts and drinks during the tournament, followed by an hour of free play during which winners were announced and raffle prizes distributed.
Medeiros shared, “Attendees loved the event because it was a change from the typical green grass tournament. We had a networking happy hour to kick things off and all of the feedback we’ve received tells us that there were tons of beneficial conversations had. During our three hours of Topgolf play, attendees were able to walk the floor when they weren’t up hitting and continue those conversations that started during the happy hour. The staff at Topgolf executed the event beyond our imagination. We hit a grand slam with this event!”
The Nashville I-CAR Committee’s Golf Fundraiser was held in conjunction with the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) and served to raise money that “will be directly invested back into Middle Tennessee high school and collision repair programs,” Madeiros explained. “With the funds raised from this event, our committee presented a local student from Lincoln Tech a check for $14,000 that covered every dollar of his student loan debt. It was the most humbling and gratifying thing our committee has ever done.
“It’s great to get everyone from our industry together because we often spend so much of our time grinding to achieve our respective company goals and objectives. For us to be able to relax and give back to the next generation of the collision industry is rewarding.”
For more information on the Nashville I-CAR Committee and its future events, visit facebook.com/ICARnashville.