The SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser supported by DUB Magazine and Hot Wheels, presented by Advanstar and Alcoa, begins tomorrow! If you've made plans to attend, we look forward to seeing you there.
The sold-out event kicks off July 27 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, in Irvine, California with the Council Cup-Cash for Kids charity golf tournament. Buses depart from the hotel to nearby Strawberry Farms Golf Club at 6:30 a.m. See below for the SEMA council teams that will tee up to raise money for Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp.
Later in the evening, the Gala Auction begins at 6 p.m., with reception following at 6:30 p.m., and dinner and program starting at 7:30 p.m.
Dress for the event is cocktail attire or black-tie optional.
Space is still available for Friday afternoon's shopping excursion to nearby Fashion Island in Newport Beach, California. Transportation will be provided to and from Fashion Island, with a shuttle bus departing from the front of the Hyatt Regency Irvine Hotel at 9:30 a.m.
With sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Fashion Island features retailers like Bloomingdales, Neiman-Marcus, and Macy's, as well as specialties including French furnisher Ligne Roset, Restoration Hardware, Indigo Palms and noted men's fashion merchant and tailor, Gary's.
For directions to the Hyatt Regency, please click here to read/print directions to the hotel or call 949/975-1234.
For more information about the event, please visit the Installation Banquet and Gala Fundraiser website here
The Council Cup — Cash for Kids teams include:
Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO)
Ernie Silvers - Egge Machine Co. Inc.
Jim Barber - Classic Automotive Restoration
Matt Agosta – Steele Rubber Products
Alex Tainsh - Trim Parts, Inc.
Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA)
Chico Kodama - Mooneyes USA
Fred Tegarden - Gotta Show Products
Steve Duck - RCD Suspension
Jeff Farina - Original Parts Group
Light-Truck Accessory Alliance (TORA)
Anne Johnson - California Truck Works
Gary Long - California Truck Works
Dave Madison - TAG Leer
Tim Watts - Superlift Suspension
Manufacturers' Rep Council (MRC)
Joel Rosenthal - Gannt - Thomas
Bill Perry - Bill Perry & Associates
Andrew Schroeder - Ben Murphey & Associates
Danny Moniz - Volant Performance
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 - Comp Performance Group
Don Colf - Eaton Detroit Springs
Young Executives Network (YEN)
Jason Bruce - Street Scene Equipment
Laurel Dasher - Uni-Marketing LLC
Lance Packard - Painless Performance
Dave Williams - Rampage Products
The TORA "SAC" Team
Ron DiVincenzo - Cap World
Kelly Kneifl - Truxedo by Shur-Co Automotive
Charlie Holden - Cap World
Todd Yeoman - American Technology Components
Even if you don't play golf, 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.