YANG Top Golf Event A great success for AACF

Having fun AND raising funds and awareness for an important charity is the definition of a real win/win! And that’s exactly what was recently called YANG (the Young AutoCare Network Group) sponsored a night of golfing fun at various Top Golf® locations across the country.

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For YANG, her leadership was looking for a “splash” event to herald the renewal of her hugely popular series of “Meet Up” networking events after a long delay due to the pandemic. The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) had an established relationship with Top Golf® after using their format to conduct their annual 2020 golf outing to replace the traditional golf event hosted as part of the AAPEX and SEMA aligned industry Week events has been cancelled. “Speaking to some of the YANG leadership and various members, it was clear that they were looking for a high-profile event to restart their Meet-Up series and safely bring people back together,” the AACF said. Executive Committee and Board Member Jon Owens of Epicor Software.

“We had great success last year with the folks at Top Golf® and knew they could host a great event while also addressing the logistical aspects of nationwide availability and all safety precautions.” “We were so excited to work with AACF and the folks at Top Golf® to work together to host this great event,” added Ashlee Arnold, former Chair of YANG, of Austin-based Arnold Oil Company. “I’m so proud of our YANG members who agreed to coordinate this nationwide event, and especially proud of all of our members who were able to attend and help raise funds and awareness for AACF.”

Through participation and sponsorship, the event raised over $15,000 for AACF while also helping YANG rebuild their popular networking series, Meet-Up. In conclusion, Larry Magee, AACF Board Chair stated, “We are so grateful to YANG that she has chosen to host this event in support of our Foundation. We cannot thank them enough. Fundraising events like these help ensure we can continue to offer our service to those in our industry who are impacted by illness, accident or death and need financial assistance. It shows once again how big the heart of the aftermarket really is.”

If you or your company would like to donate or have a creative fundraising idea, please contact AACF Executive Director Joel Ayres at [email protected] or call 916-628-0271.

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