Despite temperatures in the high 90s, nearly 100 golfers turned out to hit the links for the eighth annual Lou Scoras Memorial Golf Outing, the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ)’s yearly event in memory of the former association member.
“What a fabulous turnout,” AASP/NJ Executive Director Charles Bryant said. “We were a little concerned about the weather, but everything turned out great. Everyone stayed cool and had a great time. It was an excellent tribute to Lou’s memory; I’m sure he was looking down and smiling.”
Joining the participants at the Colonia Country Club in Colonia, NJ were dozens of industry sponsors whose support was integral to the event’s success. “We are extremely thankful to all who contributed to making the event a great one,” Bryant adds, “especially our Platinum (The Amato Agency, Hertz Rent-A-Car, All American Auto Salvage and Enterprise Rent-A-Car), Gold (Keystone/PPG and Keystone/Akzo Nobel), Silver (Toyota of Morristown, Leesville Auto), Bronze (Cosmo’s Ocean County Auto Wreckers, United Bank Card Network, Progressive Insurance Co.) and Hole-In-One (Maxon Hyundai-Mazda) sponsors.”
“We always encourage our members to support the sponsors that support us when purchasing products and services. We value all of our sponsors and supporters tremendously. ”
The day began with a lunch (sponsored by All American Auto Salvage) followed by a shotgun start. A dinner (emceed and sponsored by the always-entertaining Joe Amato Sr. of the Amato Agency) with dozens of prizes completed the event after the tournament.
“When you have an event that is as special as this, the industry always comes out and supports it,” Bryant adds. “We really had so many people step up in memory of Lou. Toyota of Morristown sponsored our refreshment carts, which were so important on a hot day like this. Hertz helped out tremendously with our check-in while giving every player a prize bag full of items. We even had quite a few insurance companies (Progressive, Travelers and Utica National) participate, so you know this was bigger than just a few body shop guys getting together. It was an event that really showed how our industry can work together. Hopefully, that kind of attitude carries over into day-to-day business. All I can say is Lou would be proud.”
Eighth annual Lou Scoras Memorial Golf Outing Hole Sponsors: Central Paint/Central Motor Parts, The Amato Agency, Blaise Of Color, Parkway Auto Body, NJ Gasoline-C-Store Auto Assoc., Mike Kaufman, Summit Software Solutions, Leesville Auto, Continental Auto Parts, Lakewood Toyota, Auto Body Distributing, DuPont, Utica National Insurance Co., All American Auto Salvage, Keystone/PPG, First Class Auto Glass, L & M Auto Center, Flemington Car & Truck, Mountain View A/B, Keystone Automotive, Hertz Rent a Car, USI North America Paint Booths, Trilenium Salvage Company, Inc., Jersey Wholesale Tire, Greco Publishing/NJ Automotive, Metropolitan Car-O-Liner, Lee’s Auto Body, Mitchell H. Portnol, Esq., Maxon Hyundai – Mazda, Travelers Insurance Co., Holmes & McDowell, Storm Logix – Web Design, Anthony’s Auto Body, Bloomfield Auto Body, Norgate Technologies, NuCar Connection, Albert Kemperle.
Eighth annual Lou Scoras Memorial Golf Outing Prize Sponsors: Nu-Car Connection, Cosmo’s O. Co. Auto Wreckers, Auto Body Distributing Co., Untied Bank Card Network, Progressive Insurance Co., the Amato Agency, Maxon Hyundai – Mazda, Enterprise Rent A Car, Freehold Mercedes, Toyota of Morristown, Travelers Insurance Company, Utica National Insurance Company, Hertz Rent A Car.