NABC Holds Lone Star Changing and Saving Lives Golf Fundraiser in Texas

The tournament raised money for the NABC's foundation, which funds several national programs.

The tournament's first-place team included Darren Huggins, Tom Wolf, David Powoli and Gene Kozash.

The National Auto Body Council® (NABC) announced the winners of the NABC Lone Star Changing and Saving Lives Golf Fundraiser, held April 10 at the Texas Star Golf Course in Dallas.

More than 125 players, sponsors and industry members gathered for the second tournament of the NABC season. The day featured the presentation of a NABC Recycled Ride to deserving U.S. Army veteran Kijafa Adams prior to the shotgun. In addition, the NABC presented two vehicles the day prior at the PPG Conference to U.S. Army veteran Nathan Burrows and single mother Walnisha Stevenson.

After a round with threatening skies and windy conditions, the winners put together solid rounds to take the signature NABC crystal trophies.

  • First place: Darren Huggins, Tom Wolf, David Powoli and Gene Kozash, -19 at 52
    Second place: Tim Bates, Patrick Hickory, Ernest Salady and Mike Malliton, -18 under at 53 and won a scorecard playoff
    Third place: Kyle Drob, Tracy Carpenter, Logan Payne and Travis Rilat, tied at -18 under with a 53
    Men’s closest to the pin and longest drive: Brian Wilkinson
    Women’s closest to the pin and longest drive: Alyssa Theis

“Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all of our players and sponsors for supporting today’s event. The real winners are those who we support through our programs -- the families in need, military members, veterans and first responders. We’re honored to be able to give back to them and their communities through the collective work of the collision industry,” said Scott Sampley, chairman of the NABC.

The NABC Boone Valley Changing and Saving Lives Golf Fundraiser will be held Sept. 9 at Boone Valley Golf Club, St. Louis, MO. Registration for the golf fundraiser will open shortly. Sponsorship opportunities, including title sponsorship, are available by contacting Debby Robinson at or 312-505-4336.

The NABC Changing and Saving Lives Golf Fundraisers provide an opportunity to join industry colleagues and customers for great golf and support the NABC, as well as the opportunity to win bragging rights on the course, great raffle prizes and auction items. Through the foundation, proceeds will benefit families in need, military members, veterans and first responders, and help fulfill the mission of harnessing the power of the collective membership of the collision repair industry to positively impact communities across the country.

The new Changing and Saving Lives Foundation is a 501(c)3, making sponsorship and golf donations tax-deductible for companies and participants. It also will continue to offer the popular multi-event sponsorship program, making it more affordable and more efficient to be a partner in the NABC golf events.

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