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AASP-MN Raises Money for Education Fund

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Jan. 18, 2018—The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) recently raised over $10,500 during its 2018 fundraising campaign to support the AASP-MN Automotive Education Fund.

The majority of the money was raised during AASP-MN’s Annual Race for Automotive Education, held Jan. 8 and 10 at ProKart Indoor Racing in Burnsville. The money will fund scholarships for automotive students enrolled in NATEF-certified mechanical and collision repair programs in Minnesota.

During the two-night event, 115 racers competed. Nineteen teams of mechanical repair and collision repair shops and industry suppliers were joined by four teams of automotive students from Dakota County Technical College and Dunwoody College. The student teams were sponsored by 1 Collision Network.

Trophies were awarded to 1st place and runner-up teams. They were:

Tuesday, Jan. 9

  • First place—Pearson Auto Body, Shakopee
  • Runner-Up—Crystal Lake Automotive Team #1, Lakeville

Wednesday, Jan. 10 

  • First Place—LaMettry’s Collision Team #1, Richfield
  • Runner-Up—Wenzel Auto Electric, Mankato

“Members use this event as an opportunity for team-building, and at the same time raise money for a very worthy cause,” said Judell Anderson, AASP-MN executive director. “The addition of college students to the mix was great, and gave us a glimpse of what the industry’s future workforce will bring to the table in terms of skills, drive and competitiveness.”

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