Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser
For those of you who have attended the annual Installation Banquet, you know the event serves as the venue where we thank our association’s outgoing board members and welcome those who have been newly elected. It is also the setting in which we announce the newest selections for the SEMA Hall of Fame — an august group whose inductees represent not only our industry’s history but also its members’ dedication, service and devotion to their businesses. This year we are pleased to announce that we are seeking to further underscore this special event by including charitable fundraising activities in conjunction with the traditional banquet.
Proceeds from the gala event will be contributed to two organizations that have become favorites of SEMA-member companies. The first, Childhelp, aids victims of child abuse and originally began receiving support from wheel manufacturers in 1994. It now garners significant contributions from a wide range of industry businesses under the auspices of Childhelp. The more recently established organization, the Victory Junction Gang Camp, was founded in 2004 by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their son Adam and has received support from the Light-Truck Accessory Alliance and others in the industry. Victory Junction uses camping experiences in its racing-themed facilities to enrich the lives of children who suffer from chronic medical conditions or illnesses. The histories and works of each organization are detailed in the pages that follow, as are the activities and opportunities that will unfold in concert with the SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser.
For more information, visit www.sema.org/gala.