Bob Schoeberl Memorial Tournament Raises Over $600K for AACF

Bob Schoeberl Memorial Tournament Raises Over $600K for AACF | THE SHOPThe Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation’s (AACF) is celebrating another successful edition of the Bob Schoeberl Memorial Golf Tournament, held recently during the SEMA and AAPEX industry week in Las Vegas, the organization said.

The tournament attracted 160 golfers and raised more than $600,000 to help individuals and families in the automotive aftermarket in need, AACF officials said.

“We had a tremendous turn out for our AACF 30th anniversary charity golf tournament on Monday, October 31 at the Spanish Trail Country Club in Las Vegas,” said Larry Magee, AACF trustee and president of the Board of Directors. Magee, of Magee Ventures Group, led the annual board meeting on Sunday and hosted a cocktail party and festive gathering that evening.

“I was honored and humbled by the outstanding support from the automotive aftermarket’s industry members, our donors and the AACF Board of Trustees who participated to raise dollars and raise awareness of our charitable organization. This fund-raising event will allow the Foundation to continue the great work we do in providing support to men and women in the automotive aftermarket who have fallen on difficult times and have nowhere else to turn.”

“We were so pleased at the level of support we received from the industry in making the 30th-anniversary of our charity golf tournament a huge success,” said Joel Ayres, executive director of the AACF. “In addition to funds that come from the golf teams, we had an impressive array of gifts and prizes donated by members of the industry that supported our raffle and for our door prizes, making it a fun day for all who attended.”

The team of Don Daugherty, of Hovis Auto and Truck Supply; Barry Hills of Canammex/Thunderboldt; Pete Thomas of Parts Authority; and Bob Rescoe of Federated Auto Parts, took home top honors at the tournament.

A.J. Hecht

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