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News   December 19, 2013   by CARS Magazine

AAPA golf tournament raises $55,000 for University of the Aftermarket

This years Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance annual golf tournament raised over $55,000 for the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. At the recommendation of the Alliance's Channel Partner Advisory Council (CPAC), the tournament, held at Turnberry Isle in Aventura, Florida was dedicated to the memory of Walter Spence and to raising funds to support the foundation.


This year’s Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance annual golf tournament raised over $55,000 for the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. At the recommendation of the Alliance’s Channel Partner Advisory Council (CPAC), the tournament, held at Turnberry Isle in Aventura, Florida was dedicated to the memory of Walter Spence and to raising funds to support the foundation.

Walter Spence made countless contributions to the improvement of the industry during his 40 years in the aftermarket. He served on the Auto Value and Alliance boards for a total of 21 years, where he was a sitting board member at the time of his passing in April 2013. Walter was also a member of the Automotive Technology Advisory Committee at Chipola College in Marianna, FL, where he contributed greatly to that program’s success.

"Walter would be pleased with the level of support on behalf of our vendor channel partners," said John R. Washbish, president and CEO of the Alliance. "We are proud to make this donation to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in his name, and extend our gratitude to all of the fine companies who donated to this great cause."

The Alliance CPAC members include:

Doug Arnold, Dorman

Jeff Blocher, Wix Filters

Kirt Denman, Federal Mogul

Larry Friesner, Tenneco

Mack Gregory, Peterson

Doug Kaufman, Anchor Industries

Doug Kubinak, East Penn

Fran Labun, Denso

Garey Lange, Standard Motor Products

Rob Larsen, Gates

Jay McCorry, Robert Bosch

Scott Street, Valvoline


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