On Monday, August 29, many of the industry’s best gathered together once again at the beautiful Colonia Country Club for the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ)’s 12th Annual Lou Scoras Memorial Golf Outing. The gorgeous sunny day featured lunch, dinner and a ceremony to honor the memory of one of the association’s most beloved members.
Shop owners, technicians, vendors and various industry professionals attended the fundraiser filled with laughter and joy. A portion of the proceeds went towards a scholarship in honor of Lou Scoras. Not only did several industry members attend the outing, but in addition, they helped sponsor the event through prize and hole sponsorships.
After lunch and a long day of golf, guests were treated to a cocktail reception followed by dinner where guests partook in 50/50 and a prize raffle on an unprecedented scale. The dinner was emceed by Joe Amato Sr. of the Amato Agency.
“Even though this event is a tribute to Lou, it is also a time to recognize and remember those in the industry that we have recently lost,” AASP/NJ President Jeff McDowell said in a speech prior to dinner being served. “I want to thank everyone who took the time from a work day to come out here and honor all of their memories.”
AASP/NJ Executive Director Charles Bryant, who put the event together, added, “Even though this is a very emotional day for those of us who knew and worked with Lou, it’s gratifying to see how much support we get and how much fun the players have. Having Lou’s brother John come up and tell some moving stories about Lou added special meaning. It was a fantastic day all around.”
A special acknowledgement to this year’s Golf Outing winners: First place (fittingly) – Randy Scoras, John Scoras, Al Taylor and George Lechner; Second place – Mitch Portnoi and Robert Spitzer; Third place – Keith Egan, Robert Mallon and Wes Mallon; Closest to the pin – John Scoras; Longest drive – Bill Laub.
Platinum Sponsors: The Amato Agency, All American Auto Salvage and Hertz Rent-A-Car. Gold Sponsor: Thomas Greco Publishing, Inc. and AkzoNobel Coatings. Silver Sponsor: Auto Body Distributing Co. Bronze Sponsor: Leesville-Cosmo’s-Fenix, United Bank Card Network and PPG. Refreshment Carts: Leesville-Cosmo’s-Fenix Hole in One: Cash or Vacation Hole Sponsors: Parkway Auto Body, East Coast Auto Body, Auto Body Distributing Co., FinishMasters, NJGCA, Mike Kaufmann, Fred Beans, Dover Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep, Continental Auto Parts, Metropolitan Car-O-Liner, Eceo Group & Associates, Sal’s Auto Body, First Class Auto Glass, L&M Auto Center, Hertz Rent-A-Car, All American Auto Salvage, Mountain View Auto Body, Flemington Car & Truck Country, Axalta Coating Systems, Bill Flannery Automotive, USI North American Paint Booth, Albert Kemperle, Walter’s Auto Body, Greco Publishing/New Jersey Automotive, Lee’s Auto Body, The Amato Agency, Meadowlands Exposition 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: Nu-Car Connection, Cosmo’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., Albert Kemperle, Utica National Insurance Company, PaintEx. Thanks to All American Auto Salvage and the Amato Agency, this year’s lunch and dinner sponsors. Special thanks to Hertz, Cosmo’s, Joe Amato, Randy Scoras and Lee Vetland and the Colonia Country Club.
For more information on the NORTHEAST® Automotive Services Show, please visit www.aaspnjnortheast.com.