AWDA Challenge Raises $95K for Aftermarket Foundation

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April 30, 2018—Distributors and suppliers who participated in the most recent Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Business and Education Conference accepted the AWDA Challenge and made a record-setting donation of $95,000 to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.

The donation will be used to support the foundation’s scholarships and grants to help develop a strong, knowledgeable aftermarket workforce.

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Automotive Distribution Network, Automotive Parts Services Group, Federated Auto Parts and National Pronto Association contributed $25 for every one-on-one meeting held between their member distributors and vendor partners during the conference.

“Together these program groups donated more than half of the total raised by the AWDA Challenge, increasing their donations by over $10,000 over last year,” said Bob Egan, MAAP, chairman, University of the Aftermarket Foundation. “We are extremely grateful to all distributors and suppliers who took the AWDA Challenge to ensure a solid future for the automotive aftermarket industry.”   

“This was the first time supplier partners generously committed to five-year pledges to support the AWDA Challenge,” said John R. Washbish, MAAP, senior vice chairman, University of the Aftermarket Foundation. “We thank them, and all our donors, for showing a true commitment to education and strengthening our great industry. We look forward to even more participation this year.”


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