SEMAs councils and committees are set to tee off on the greens of the Strawberry Farms Golf Club as part of Council Cup - Cash for Kids, a friendly game of golf to benefit children's charities. SEMA’s Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) have lead the momentum behind the inaugural SEMA Charity Golf Tournament and they’ve challenged other councils to follow suit.

“We currently have the ARMO, HRIA, MPMC, MRC and PRO councils involved with this worthy cause and are looking to have all of the councils on board" said HRIA Chairman David Stutts. 

All groups will compete in teams of four. The current teams are:

Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO)

  • Ernie Silvers, Egge Machine Co. Inc.
  • Jim Barber, Classic Automotive Restoration
  • Dave Mihalko Jr., Restoration Specialties
  • Alex Tainsh, SoffSeal Inc.

Light-Truck Accessory Alliance (TORA)

  • Anne Johnson, California Truck Works
  • Gary Long
  • Dave Madison
  • Corky Volp

Professional Restylers Organization (PRO)

  • Larry Riggle, Webasto Product North America
  • Kerry Howton, Arizona Sun Tops
  • Bob West, Westin Automotive Products
  • John LaBare, Westin Automotive Products

SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN)

  • Luanne Brown, eTool Developers LLC
  • S. Kellie Colf, Eaton Detroit Springs
  • Tammy Holland, Competition Cams Inc.
  • Don Colf, Eaton Detroit Springs

American Technologies and Cap World Team

  • Ron DiVincenzo
  • Kelly Kneifl
  • Charlie Holden
  • Todd Yeoman

Even if you don't play, it's easy to support your favorite council by making a charitable pledge online. Click here to pledge anywhere from $10–$100 or the amount of your choice.

If you want to tee up to help Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp's charitable activities, you can form your own team. If you've already formed a team, please send us the details. For information on the SEMA Charity Golf Tournament, contact Arlene Wood at or 909/396-0289 ext. 110.

The Council Cup - Cash for Kids is just one event representing SEMA's charitable efforts to benefit two worthwhile organizations that have become favorites of SEMA-member companies—Childhelp and the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

This year, the association included charitable fundraising activities in conjunction with its traditional SEMA Installation Banquet to form the SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser. Proceeds from the gala event will be contributed to two organizations. For information on the event and activities, visit