NABC Gateway Pars for Cars Golf Outing a Success

Avid golfers from the collision repair industry and local St. Louis recently had the opportunity to play at the legendary Boone Valley Golf Club for the NABC Gateway Pars for Cars Golf Fundraiser, presented by Enterprise.

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The second-place winning team with a score of 59: Jeff Wessels, Michael Arcuri, David Wehunt and Ozzie Smith

The legends of St. Louis, Ozzie Smith, the “Wizard of Oz” from St. Louis Cardinals and the MLB Hall of Fame, and Jackie Smith, who played for St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) and was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1994, were in attendance at the festivities.

Boone Valley Golf Club is one of the premier private golf resorts in St. Louis. The 18-hole clubhouse was founded by Robert Ross and was built by golf course architect PB Dye, son of celebrated golf course architect Pete Dye. Home to PGA, LPGA and USGA events, the challenging layout offers spectacular views and an incredible experience for golfers.

When the dust settled on the sold-out event, there was a three-way tie, which was resolved in a scoring playoff. Event winners included:

  • 1st Place – Score: 59. Jeremiah Essmyer and Jeff Moellering with their teammates
  • 2nd Place – Score: 59. Jeff Wessels, Michael Arcuri, David Wehunt and Ozzie Smith
  • 3rd Place – Score: 59. Darin Mongler, Tyler Peasel, Drew Smith and Austin Rhoades

The winners of the longest contest were Jim Hanneman and Julie Fernandez. The closest pin winners were Jason Shy at 2’3″ and Marty Fitz at 9’5″. The NABC Drive Out Distraction placement contest was won by Greg Gettman.

As part of the awards ceremony, NABC held a live auction of autographed Ozzie Smith baseball jerseys and balls, an autographed Albert Pujols baseball, and two autographed Jackie Smith footballs.

Following the golf tournament, NABC and its partners hosted a Recycled Rides event, featuring vehicles for three deserving local veterans and military families in need. Recycled Rides is a program where companies representing all facets of the crash repair industry come together to repair and donate vehicles to individuals and families in need of reliable transportation. Since the program’s inception in 2007, NABC members have donated nearly 3,000 vehicles valued at more than $42 million.

Proceeds from the event help support hundreds of Recycled Rides car presentations for those in need, NABC FREE education programs for first responders, and NABC Drive Out Distraction campaigns that keep thousands of drivers safe on the road.

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