Keenan Auto Body President and COO Michael LeVasseur has announced that it raised a record-setting amount of $30,000 for Little Smiles Philadelphia, an all-volunteer organization, at Keenan's 14th annual charity golf outing held at Penn Oaks Golf Club on June 14.
"We're waiting for the final tallies and post-event checks to announce the accurate total, but we know it's at least $30,000, and we couldn’t be more proud," said LeVasseur.
Added Craig Camacho, Keenan's marketing director, "The folks who drive the Philadelphia Little Smiles charity are amazing. They all have full-time jobs and careers but somehow find the time to bring smiles to the faces of children throughout Philadelphia. The charity should be called Huge Smiles because that's really what the kids have after being treated to their own requests."
Keenan has raised more than $255,000 in the last 14 years for charities such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Camp Mak-A-Dream Foundation, Delaware County Children and Youth Services, the Papa Pandeli Fund, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, Russella Educational Fund and Philadelphia Little Smiles, the same charity that was the benefactor last year.
"Without the support of our industry partners, events like these would not be possible," said Camacho. "I want to personally and sincerely thank everyone who played a part in this year’s outing. For the golfers, it was a beautiful day with temperatures in the high 70s and no humidity. For our sponsors, their consistent loyalty by generously supporting our charities is incredible even in an uncertain economy."