On Monday, September 18, many of the local industry’s finest gathered together at the beautiful Colonia Country Club for the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ)’s 13th Annual Lou Scoras Memorial Golf Outing. Despite the cloudy day, participants honored one of the association’s most beloved members, while enjoying lunch, dinner and a day of golf.
Shop owners, technicians, vendors and more attended the fundraiser to socialize, enjoy themselves, and raise money for a scholarship in honor of the outing’s namesake. Industry members not only attended the outing, but were generous in supporting the event through both prize and hole sponsorships.
“We are so thankful to everyone who took the time from a work day to come out here and honor Lou’s memory,” said AASP/NJ President Jeff McDowell. “Whether they attend or donate, it is truly heartwarming to see so many people come together for such a good cause.”
Following lunch and a day on the golf course, guests were treated to a cocktail reception and dinner where they partook in a 50/50 drawing and an unprecedented prize raffle. The dinner was hosted by Joe Amato Sr. of The Amato Agency.
“As emotional as this day is for those of us who knew and worked with Lou, it’s always great to see the rousing support of the industry at events like this,” said AASP/NJ Executive Director Charles Bryant. “We appreciate all those in attendance, as well as all of the companies who helped fund the outing. When doing business, I cannot urge you enough to look to these sponsors first.”
This year’s Golf Outing winners were as follows: First place—Howard Meeks, Jim O’Brien, Jerry Sheehan and Chris Callahan; Second place—James Powell, Joe Lubischer, Paul Branning and Scott Vari; Third place—Rod Cameron, Mike Padula, Ken Spilatore and Ken Barbera; Longest drive (male)—Steve Pesce Jr.; Longest drive (female)—Siobhan Beare; Closest to the pin (male)—Omar Mostafi; Closest to the pin (female)—Siobhan Beare.
Platinum Sponsors: The Amato Agency, All American Auto Salvage, Hertz Rent-A-Car, PPG. Gold Sponsors: Greco Publishing, AkzoNobel Coatings, Cosmo’s—Felix. Refreshment Carts: Leesville—Cosmo’s—Fenix. Silver Sponsor: Auto Body Distributing. Bronze Sponsors: Flemington Car & Truck, United Bank Card Network. Hole in One Car: Maxon Hyundai—Mazda. Hole Sponsors: Parkway Auto Body, East Coast Auto Body, Auto Body Distributing, BASF, NJ Gasoline-C-Store Auto Association, Mike Kaufmann, Fred Beans, Dover Dodge-Chrysler Jeep, Continental Auto Parts, Metropolitan Car-O-Liner, D&W Diesel, All American Auto Salvage, Mountain View A/B, First Class Auto Glass, L & M Auto Center, Hertz Rent-A-Car, Flemington Car & Truck, Axalta Coating Systems, Bill Flannery Automotive, USI North American Paint Booths, Bloomfield Auto Body, Walter’s Auto Body, The Amato Agency, Greco Publishing/New Jersey Automotive, Lee’s Auto Body, Meadowlands Convention Center, Maxon Hyundai—Mazda, Central Paint, Holmes & McDowell, Elizabeth Truck Center, Anthony’s Auto Body, Mitch Portnoi—Post, Polak Firm, Nu-Car Connection, Fred Beans Subaru. Prize Sponsors: Nu-Car Connection, Cosmo’s O. Co. 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., American Compliance, Utica National Company, PaintEx.