Registration for the 17th Annual Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) Golf Fundraiser, co-hosted by the automotive refinish business unit of PPG, and the LORD Fusor-sponsored Helicopter Golf Ball Drop, are now open.
Organizers anticipate the golf fundraiser selling out during the spring, so early registration is encouraged. The event supports the Education Foundation in its mission to provide support for collision repair programs at high school and colleges across North America.
The fundraiser will be held Monday, Aug. 6. Golfers will enjoy a round of golf at the Trophy Club of Apalachee. Located just north of Atlanta in Dacula, Georgia, along the riverbanks of the Apalachee, Trophy Club of Apalachee was named one of the “Top 100 Places to Play” by Golf Digest and with new Champion Bermuda greens, it is an exceptional setting for a round of golf.
The event will be held in conjunction with NACE and Automechanika events taking place that week in Atlanta.
“PPG invites the industry to join us in Atlanta this August to help raise additional funds, support, and awareness for high school and college collision school programs through this great event,” said Domenic Brusco, senior manager, industry relations, PPG. “Through the event’s sponsors, players and volunteers we are able to not only have an enjoyable afternoon of golf and networking but it’s the largest event in the industry that assists the Education Foundation in supporting the industry’s future professionals. If you aren’t already involved with this event, please join us ‘fore’ a great cause.”
Brandon Eckenrode, Collision Repair Education Foundation director of development, said, “Our golf fundraiser is an incredible event that helps us raise funds to support collision school programs. We anticipate that we will be sold out within a matter of a few short months, so please register early.”
The fundraiser’s online registration page also offers golf balls for the LORD Fusor-sponsored Helicopter Golf Ball Drop. Each golf ball costs $15, and participants in the golf ball drop are not required to attend the fundraiser or purchase a ticket. If all 1,200 golf balls are purchased, on the day of the event, a helicopter will drop the numbered golf balls over a hole on the golf course. The sponsor of the numbered ball that lands closest to, or inside of, the hole will win $9,000.
Participants can register online through the Education Foundation’s website.
Registration for the fundraiser includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, beverages and snacks on the course, lunch, dinner, promotional items, and opportunities to participate in contests throughout the day.
Those interested in sponsoring the fundraising event should contact Eckenrode at [email protected] or 847-463-5244.