The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation is celebrating record fundraising results from its annual golf outing event held at the start of Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (including the SEMA and AAPEX shows) in Las Vegas.
AACF calculated net funds of more than $500,000 raised from the golf event—a new record, according to the organization.
“Unbelievable,” proclaimed Andy Dudash of TBC Corp., the AACF Golf Committee chairperson. “We couldn’t be more pleased; and we simply want to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to the entire industry for their support, and acknowledge the extra-special support we receive from our Diamond and Platinum sponsors.”
The October tournament played host to a record 158 golfers representing 140 different auto aftermarket companies, the group reported.
“We’ve worked really hard to establish this as a first-class, must-attend event,” said committee member Lynn Parker of Lynn Parker Associates. “With so much going on during Industry Week, we’ve had to carve out our niche among all of the fabulous industry events. I think these record results show that we’ve got something very special going on.”
Diamond-level sponsors for the tournament were: Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, Interstate Batteries, O’Reilly Auto Parts and NAPA. Platinum-level sponsors were TBC Corp., Tenneco and Valvoline.
Attendees planning to visit Industry Week in 2017 are encouraged to watch for information on the golf outing, tentatively scheduled for Monday, Oct. 30 at Las Vegas Country Club.