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USAC/MD Raises Over $16,700 for The Survivor Fund

May 11th, 2018 | By | Category: Industry News

From left: ITRHFM 2nd VP Kevin Fox, USAC/MD Regional Manager Joe Slye, ITRHFM VP Jeffrey Godwin, USAC/MD Southeast Regional Manager and Golf Classic Chair Matthew Miller, USAC/MD Director of Service Providers Networks Laura Mastronardi, ITRHFM Treasurer Tom Tedford and ITRHFM Secretary Steve Welchel.

This year’s 11th Annual USAC/MD Charity Golf Classic reached a new record in fundraising with $16,762.88 raised for The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum’s Survivor Fund thanks to the generosity of sponsors, players and others in attendance.

United States Auto Club, Motoring Division Inc. hosted its annual USAC/MD Charity Golf Classic on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Celebration Golf Club in Celebration, Fla. The event was in conjunction with the PWOF Florida Tow Show in Orlando.

The event drew over 100 players and a large list of sponsors and other participants. The day was perfect for a four-person scramble and the teams had a blast playing and winning prizes as well as bragging rights while raising money for the Survivor Fund.

“USAC/MD is proud of the generosity of the golfers and sponsors, who over the years have faithfully supported the Survivor Fund,” says Matthew Miller, USAC/MD Golf Classic chair. “We are so thankful to everyone for making the Golf Classic such a successful event and allowing us to make a difference in the lives of so many families when tragedy strikes.”

The tournament ended with an awards ceremony, raffle drawings and the $16,762.88 donation to the Survivor Fund.

“USAC started this tournament and has grown it over the years to give more than $100,000 to the Survivor Fund,” stated Jeffrey Godwin, co-chairman of the ITRHFM Survivor Fund. “Because of the generosity of our industry, we have been able to help many, many families in their time of need.  Further, the Survivor Fund was able to recently announce a significant increase to its benefit levels from $3,000 and $5,000 for non-members and members of the museum respectively to $5,000 and $7,500.”

Over 60 road service professionals are killed each year assisting stranded motorists on the side of busy roadways. The Survivor Fund assists the families of those who lose their lives while performing these critical services.

“We remain committed to making the roads safer for our service provider network through training, education and certification programs throughout the industry. We are strongly committed to this cause and will continue to sponsor this tournament each year. We appreciate the continued support from all our industry friends,” said Staley Cash, president of USAC/MD, who presented the check to Jeffrey Godwin, the current chairman of the Survivor Fund and president at FTI Groups.