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CSU-Pueblo AIM program offers spring events

Release Date: April 08, 2014

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

(719) 549-2810

Press Release

PUEBLO – The Automotive Booster Club (ABC) of the Automotive Industry Management (AIM) program at Colorado State University-Pueblo will host two spring events -- AIM’s annual Ward Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, April 18 and the Sefcovic Memorial Car Show on Saturday, April 19.The AIM program provides students with a broad range of management, business, and technical skills applicable to the automotive parts and service industries. 

AIM graduates earn among the highest first-year salaries of all CSU-Pueblo graduates as their students are highly sought by the nation’s automotive industry leaders like Toyota, Chrysler, Subaru, Cummins, Ford, Honda for internships and permanent employment.  

Jim Ward Memorial Golf Tournament – The Automotive Booster Club will host the 9th Annual James G. Ward Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, April 18 at the Walking Stick Golf Course. Tee off begins at 9 a.m. Participants should arrive early to check in. The entry fee of $90 per player or $360 per team includes18 holes of golf, cart rental, lunch, prizes, and awards. Contests include: longest putt, longest drive, closest to the pin, and hole in one. Any  player to  get a hole in one, will win a 2 year lease on a BMW from Winslow BMW.  Mulligans will be sold for $5 each and cannot be used on the contest holes.

Jim Ward was a local automotive parts supplier, who was involved in the AIM National Advisory Committee and Scholarship Awards Committee. 

Sponsorship holes are $100, with cash and prize donations also being accepted. For more information, contact Tyrell Smith at 719.549.2609 or for more information.

Paul Sefcovic Memorial Car Show – The ABC will host the 5th Annual Paul Sefcovic Memorial Auto Show on Saturday, April 19 on the CSU-Pueblo campus. Paul Sefcovic joined the AIM faculty in 1987 and was a passionate and enthusiastic mentor for his students until his death on August 13, 2008. Open registration and setup will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. with gates opening to the public at 10  a.m. Judging will occur from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; All makes and models are invited to compete at an entry fee  $15 per category on the day of the show. 

The People’s Choice Award and Best in Show; other categories include Modified, Import, Motorcycle, Classic/Original, 4x4/Truck, Domestic, and Lowrider. 

Vendors are welcome at $20 a booth; however, no food vendors will be accepted.

For information on this event, contact AIM Booster Vice President Anthony Scott 719-320-3109 or Cat Robbe at 719-549-2879. 

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