CARSTAR raises $12,000 for Fisher House Foundation

Oct. 6, 2015
The CARSTAR Cincinnati Business group hosted their annual Golf Outing at TPC River’s Bend on Monday, Aug. 31st, with proceeds benefiting the Fisher House Foundation.
The CARSTAR Cincinnati Business group hosted their annual Golf Outing at TPC River’s Bend on Monday, Aug. 31st, with proceeds benefiting the Fisher House Foundation. This year’s event raised a total of $12,000 through golf entry fees and major sponsors like Enterprise Car Rental and BASF.

 The CARSTAR Cincinnati Business Group golf outing is always an exceptionally patriotic event.  The day kicked off with skydivers from Team Fastrax jumping in with the largest American flag flown by a skydiver at 7800 square feet.  Once the flag opened during their descent, the National Anthem was played for everyone in attendance.  As soon as the jumpers landed, there was a flyover by a P-51 Mustang, followed by a single bugle rendition of Taps.

 “It was really an amazing day,” said Jim West.  “When you bring in the extras like the flyover and skydivers with the American Flag, plus having military on hand to be honored at the event, it truly is special.  Being able to give a large donation to the Fisher House makes all of the hard work that goes into the event worth it.”

Two Gold Star Dads were invited as special guests.  Gold Star Dads are fathers who have lost their sons or daughters at war.  This year’s guests, John Prazinski and Jim Miller, both lost their sons fighting for our country.  Prazinski said grace for the evening awards dinner, which was emceed by Dave Lapham, color analyst for the Cincinnati Bengals.

About Fisher House:  The Fisher House is “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers.  There are 62 Fisher Houses in operation on 23 military installations and 23 VA Medical Centers.  There are four in the greater Cincinnati area:  Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Kentucky Blanchfield ACH, Fort Campbell and Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton.

Since Inception: 1990, more than 200,000 families have been served and over 5.2 million days of lodging have been logged.  This has saved families greater than $235 million in lodging costs, plus savings on subsistence and transportation costs.

About CARSTAR
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts is North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities with more than 430 locations in 30 states and 10 Canadian provinces. CARSTAR delivers national scale, consistently high-quality vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings; all repairs are backed by a national warranty and service guarantee.  For more information visit www.carstar.com.  CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchisees.  Interested parties should contact Scott Robertson, Vice President of Development at [email protected] or 913-948-5014.

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