Atlanta I-CAR Committee Raises $23,000 for Education Foundation

From CollisionWeek

At its fourth annual golf fundraiser, the Atlanta I-CAR Volunteer Committee raised more than $23,000 for the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The funds raised at this event will be reinvested back into Atlanta-area collision repair school programs and students through both grants and student scholarships.

This sold-out event took place on May 1, 2013 at the Highlands Golf Course at Lake Arrowhead in Waleska, Georgia. Participants enjoyed driving range access, lunch, a round of golf, dinner, and many raffle prizes. Many corporate sponsors helped make this event possible, including:

  • ABRA Auto Body and Glass
  • Akzo Nobel
  • Allstar Lights
  • Athens Dodge
  • AudaExplore, a Solera company
  • CCC Information Services
  • Cherokee Chrysler Dodge Jeep
  • Classic Collision
  • Day’s Chevrolet
  • Elite Auto Group
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Gerber Collision & Glass
  • Hendrick Automotive Group
  • Hertz Corp.
  • IAAI
  • LKQ/Keystone
  • McDonough Used Auto Parts
  • Megel Chevrolet
  • Mitchell ACS
  • Nalley Group
  • PPG Automotive Coatings
  • RBX Holdings
  • Roswell Infiniti
  • Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
  • Sterling Autobody Collision
  • Troncalli Chrysler
  • Weaver’s Automotive
  • World Toyota

Brandon Eckenrode, Director of Development for the Collision Repair Education Foundation notes, “Being able to attend and volunteer at this event, I was able to see first-hand the incredible work that this I-CAR volunteer committee is able to accomplish by working together and helping to raise additional funds for their local collision school programs. This event was so well put together that I was taking notes on what the Education Foundation could mimic at our national golf fundraiser each summer. Congratulations to the group.”

“This is the fourth year of this tournament and our most successful by far. I would like to thank our many industry supporters, as well as our outstanding committee volunteers, for coming together for such a great cause. The ability to raise these funds for the support of the collision education programs right here in Georgia truly shows what a great industry we are part of,” said Gerry Poirier, Farmers Insurance Company National APD Manager and Atlanta I-CAR Committee Chairman.

Inter-industry organizations and individuals who are interested in supporting the Education Foundation and increasing the amount of assistance provided to collision schools and students should contact Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed foundation.org or 847-463-5244.

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