The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) announced it raised nearly $600,000 at its Annual Bob Schoeberl Memorial Golf Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev., which was hosted during the SEMA Show.
The funds raised will be directed towards AACF’s mission of providing resources, guidance and financial support to individuals and families within the automotive aftermarket industry who are facing unexpected hardships.
The event brought over 190 golfers across the industry and more than 100 industry companies.
“The generosity and unity displayed at the Annual Bob Schoeberl Memorial Golf Tournament are a testament to the industry’s unwavering dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of those in need,” says Joel Ayres, executive director of AACF.
“For more than 60 years, AACF has been giving back to those who give so much to the automotive aftermarket industry. The momentum from our recent golf tournament, our very successful board meeting and coupled with our ongoing commitment will propel us forward and drive us to have an even larger impact.”
While in Las Vegas, AACF board members hosted their annual board meeting to look back at the prior year and plan for the year ahead by identifying strategic initiatives.
The board is led by Larry Magee, president of Magee Ventures Group LLC and former president, CEO and chairman of Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC.
“I am honored to lead a talented and knowledgeable board who is deeply committed to making a difference in the lives of people who contribute so much to our industry,” says Magee.
“On the heels of a very successful board meeting and golf tournament, we are focused, reinvigorated and eager to continue having a positive impact.”