“The Group” Raises $350,000 for Toys for Tots at Annual Golf Tournament

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Over 100 golfers, which included members and vendor partners of the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group), helped raise over $350,000 for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign at The Group Toys for Tots Golf Tournament held at the Cowboys Country Club in Grapevine, Texas.

“The Group would like to thank Federated and Pronto members, as well as over 50 vendor partners, for their generous support of our Toys for Tots golf outing,” said Mike Allen, vice president of Federated Auto Parts. “We are happy to now be partnering with Pronto in our Toys for Tots efforts and by raising a record $350,000 for Toys for Tots together, we are helping to make Christmas a little brighter for many in need.”

The charitable golf outing was held in conjunction with The Group’s recent member meeting and featured a four-man scramble with a shotgun start. A reception was held after the tournament at the Cowboys Country Club where awards were presented and special recognition was given to the vendor partners of those who supported the tournament.

“Our members, customers and vendor partners have really embraced our Toys for Tots program and we are overwhelmed by their generosity,” said John Marcum, director of marketing for Federated Auto Parts. “Due to their continued participation, together we have raised over $2 million since 2012 for this worthy cause and have been named a 'Three-Star Partner' by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.”

About Automotive Parts Services Group The Automotive Parts Services Group, also known as The Group, was created by the merger of efforts and resources of the Federated and Pronto program groups on behalf of their respective members, creating one of the largest automotive parts supply networks in North America. For more information, visit www.thegroupapsg.com.

About Federated Federated Auto Parts, headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, is one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in North America. Federated is dedicated to supporting its customers with quality name brand parts, programs designed to grow their businesses, and experienced people who are knowledgeable in today’s evolving automotive technology. For more information, visit www.Federatedautoparts.com.

About Pronto National Pronto Association is a North American organization headquartered in Grapevine, Texas and consisting of 92 shareholder owners. Pronto was formed in 1979 and is a leading automotive program distribution group with a focus on marketing, technology and buying. The group is a founding member of 1Parts Global Aftermarket Services, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. Pronto members distribute name brand, OE and Pronto exclusive brand products. Pronto members are located in Canada, United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.Pronto-Net.com.

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