CAWA, which represents the automotive parts industry, has announced Motorcar Parts of America Inc. will be the exclusive sponsor of the association’s 2017 Gala Dinner, in conjunction with the annual AAPEX and SEMA trade shows being held in Las Vegas later this year. The annual gala event is the highlight of the year for the association, and is dedicated to raising funds for CAWA’s scholarship program.
The event also recognizes the outgoing chair of the board for his or her service and commitment to the association and auto care industry with its “Red Vest” award ceremony. Ted Wise, former co-president and chief operating officer of O’Reilly Auto Parts, will give this year’s keynote address at the event.
The gala will be held at Caesar’s Palace on Oct. 29. Additional information about the event is available by contacting [email protected] or 800-332-2292.
“We are proud to help our industry through the support of CAWA and their scholarships programs,” said Selwyn Joffe, chairman, president and CEO of Motorcar Parts of America.
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. 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.