CAWA, a regional automotive trade association in California, has announced that Motorcar Parts of America (MPA) will be the exclusive sponsor of its 2016 gala dinner in conjunction with the annual AWDA, AAPEX and SEMA trade shows being held in Las Vegas during November. The annual gala event is the highlight of the year for the association, and is dedicated to raising funds for the association’s scholarship programs. The event also recognizes the outgoing chairman’s service and commitment to CAWA and industry with its “Red Vest” award ceremony.
The gala will be held at Caesar’s Palace on Oct. 30. Additional information about the event is available by contacting [email protected] or 800-332-2292, ext. 6.
“Motorcar Parts of America is committed to the auto care industry and we are honored to once again sponsor this year’s gala. MPA’s focus is aligned with CAWA’s direction in supporting students and our future leaders,” said Selwyn Joffe, chairman, president and CEO of Motorcar Parts of America. “Education of the next generation of technicians and automotive professionals is important to the future of the automotive industry both in the West and across the United States.”
All proceeds from the event will benefit the CAWA Memorial Scholarship Fund, which promotes quality and high standards through education within the auto care industry. The highlight will be the winner of the Mort Schwartz Award. This is the highest award granted by CAWA and named after the program’s founder and former chairman of the board. All of these coveted scholarships are awarded to students in a curriculum leading to a degree or certificate in an accredited college, university or technical institute.