On Monday, May 18, many of the local industry’s finest gathered together despite the unseasonably cold weather for a day of fun and relaxation for the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ)’s 11th Annual Lou Scoras Memorial Golf Outing. The yearly event was hosted once again at the beautiful Colonia Country Club and featured lunch and helped to honor the memory of one of the association’s most beloved members.
Shop owners, technicians, vendors and more attended the fundraiser in order to socialize, enjoy themselves, and raise money for a scholarship in honor of Scoras. A number of industry members not only attended, but also helped sponsor the event through hole sponsorships and prize sponsorships.
“We appreciate the people who participate so much,” said AASP/NJ President Jeff McDowell. “Whether they attend the event or donate to it, it is heartwarming to see so many come together for such a good cause. Lou had an amazing impact on this industry and it’s nice to see the industry making an impact in his name.”
After a luncheon and a full day of golf, guests were treated to a cocktail reception and dinner where they partook in 50/50 and a prize raffle on an unprecedented scale. The dinner was hosted by Joe Amato Sr. and the Amato Agency.
“Time and time again we see the rousing support of the industry during events like this,” said AASP/NJ Executive Director Charles Bryant. “We appreciate all those in attendance and all of the companies who helped to fund this night. I urge all of you, when doing business, look to these sponsors first.”
This year’s Golf Outing winners were as follows: First place – Dave Brennan, Ken Pagel, Brian Horton and Mark Ierubino; Second place – Frank Dominici, Robin Cuneo, AJ Bassani and Rich Markovich; Third place – Joe Amato Sr., John Griffin, Pat DeCeasare and John Agamie. Longest drive (male) – Dave Brennan; Longest drive (female) – Robin Cueno. Closest to the pin – Frank Dominci.
Platinum Sponsors: The Amato Agency, All American Auto Salvage, Hertz Rent-A-Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Gold Sponsor: Thomas Greco Publishing, Inc.
Silver Sponsor: Auto Body Distributing Co.
Bronze Sponsor: Cosmo’s Auto Wreckers, TNT Auto Parts.
Refreshment Carts: Cosmo’s Auto Wreckers
Hole in One: Maxon Hyundai-Mazda
Hole Sponsors: Parkway Auto Body, East Coast Auto Body, Auto Body Distributing Co., Meadowbrook Insurance Services, NJGCA, Mike Kaufmann, Bradley Car Care, Dover Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep, Continental Auto Parts, Lakewood Toyota, All American Auto Salvage, Mountain View Auto Body, First Class Auto Glass, L&M Auto Center, Hertz Rent-A-Car, Flemington Car & Truck, Axalta Coating Systems, FMS Managers, USI North America Paint Booths, Albert Kemperle, Walter’s Auto Body, Greco Publishing/New Jersey Automotive, Lee’s Auto Body, Meadowlands Convention Center, Maxon Hyundai-Mazda, Central Paint/Central Motor Parts, Holmes & McDowell, Storm Logix Web Design, Anthony’s Auto Body, Mitch Portnoi-Post, Polak Law Firm, Fred Beans Subaru.
Prize Sponsors: NUCAR, Cosmos’s Ocean County Auto Wreckers, Fred Beans, Hertz Rent-A-Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, The Amato Agency, Maxon Hyundai-Mazda, Axalta Coating Systems, Meadowbrook Insurance Services, Auto Body Distributing Co., Freehold Nissan, Utica National Insurance Company, PaintEx.
Special thanks to All American Auto Salvage and the Amato Agency, this year’s lunch and dinner sponsors, as well as Hertz, Cosmo’s, NUCAR, Joe Amato, Randy Scoras, Lee Vetland and the Colonia Country Club.