ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands for the Second Time in a Week

Ohio Expansion

 

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (November 21, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, expanded for the second time in a week, announcing the acquisition of Chaney’s Restoration and Auto Body in Troy, Ohio – about 20 miles north of Dayton. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ABRA entered the Ohio market less than six months ago and now has 15 repair centers in the state. Today’s acquisition increases the company’s overall repair center portfolio to 252 in 20 states.

The accelerated and continued growth is part of the company’s aggressive initiative to dramatically increase its national footprint.

Duane Rouse, ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer is pleased with the progress the company is making in the region. “In the short time ABRA has been in Ohio, we’ve made important strides in meeting the demand and earning the trust of our customers and insurance partners. We look forward to building on our track record of success and see outstanding growth prospects in the market.”

ABRA uses an operational excellence philosophy that results in industry-leading operating metrics, distinguishing it from competitors and making it a preferred option for insurance carriers and vehicle owners.

Scott Krohn, ABRA’s Executive Vice President of Operations says the company’s
success can be attributed to dedicated people and proven operations. “Our entire
team is committed to serving customers and consistently providing them with a
superior repair experience. Our OpEx philosophy and industry-leading processes
are why we continue to rate high in customer satisfaction and have exceptional
cycle times across the country.”

ABRA plans to continue expanding in the months and years ahead as part of its
aggressive national growth strategy.  It is actively seeking new opportunities to
acquire repair centers and integrate them into its industry-leading operating system.

Interested parties in major markets should contact Scott Gerling, Vice President of Corporate Development (sgerling@abraauto.com  or 763.585.6210).

For franchise opportunities in small and midsize markets contact Mark Wahlin, Vice President of Franchise Development/Relations (mwahlin@abraauto.com or 763.585.6315).

ABRA is committed to conducting business based on responsible business practices including implementation of environmentally sustainable initiatives, health and safety, and a commitment to the communities in which it serves.

About ABRA Auto Body & Glass


Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service. For more information about ABRA visit www.abraauto.com

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Donates $20,000 to The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation

Dreams of Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (November 19, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced today it donated $20,000 from funds raised during the annual golf tournament to benefit The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation.

The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation is committed to creating a positive change for those individuals facing the many challenges which accompany spinal cord and/or brain injuries.

More than 200 guests and golfers gathered at the Polo Golf & Country Club Tournament in Cumming, Georgia on September 9, 2014 to support the foundation.

“We are proud to have ABRA support us both financially and through their efforts of raising awareness for spinal cord and brain injuries. ABRA has supported Dreams of Recovery since the beginning and has continued to raise the bar for other companies to participate.  We are grateful to have ABRA as a part of our team,” said Cindy Donald, founder of The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation.

“We are honored to support The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation,” said Charlie Drake, regional vice president of ABRA. “It is a great feeling to be able to play a small part in the rehabilitation of people recovering from spinal cord and brain injuries.”

Since 1984, ABRA has been supporting charitable causes throughout the United States with similar core values and common goals. The company has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities across the country.

 

About The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation
The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization formed in February, 2008. Dreams of Recovery focuses on three major factors involved in the lives of individuals with spinal cord and brain injuries: granting financial support for individuals to participate in approved therapy programs which are not covered by insurance, granting individuals equipment to improve daily life, and granting approved institutions necessary funding to conduct scientific research to find a cure for paralysis.

 

About ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service. For more information about ABRA visit www.abraauto.com

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands in Idaho and Accelerates Growth in Illinois

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (November 14, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced it has expanded into a new market with the opening of a franchise in Post Falls, Idaho and has accelerated growth in Illinois with the acquisition of three Central Auto Body locations in Grayslake, Waukegan, and Zion.

The additional openings in both states this week increases ABRA’s total repair center portfolio to 251 in 20 states. The accelerated and continued growth is part of the company’s aggressive initiative to dramatically increase its national footprint.

Duane Rouse, ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer says the company is at a pivotal point in its growth strategy. “ABRA is expanding and evolving to the next stage. Our vision for the future is taking shape and our entire team is excited about the long-term growth opportunities ahead.”

ABRA uses an operational excellence philosophy that significantly improves its operating metrics, distinguishing it from competitors and making it a preferred option for insurance carriers and vehicle owners.

“Expanding in Idaho is about meeting the demand of customers and insurance
partners all across the country,” said Mark Wahlin, ABRA’s vice president of
franchise development/relations. “Opening the Post Falls repair center is an
opportunity to show the community why we’re America’s Most Recommended and
a trusted leader in the collision repair industry.”

ABRA plans to continue expanding in the months and years ahead as part of its
aggressive national growth strategy.  It is actively seeking new opportunities to
acquire repair centers and integrate them into its industry-leading operating system.

Interested parties in major markets should contact Scott Gerling, Vice President of Corporate Development (sgerling@abraauto.com  or 763.585.6210).

For franchise opportunities in small and midsize markets contact Mark Wahlin, Vice President of Franchise Development/Relations (mwahlin@abraauto.com or 763.585.6315).

ABRA is committed to conducting business based on responsible business practices including implementation of environmentally sustainable initiatives, health and safety, and a commitment to the communities in which it serves.

 

About ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service. For more information about ABRA visit www.abraauto.com

 

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ABRA Employee Sings National Anthem during Sunday Night Football on NBC

ABRA-HeatherMINNEAPOLIS, MN – (November 11, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, is proud to announce one of their employees took center stage Sunday night to sing the national anthem during the Packers – Bears football game on NBC.

“Singing the national anthem at Lambeau Field and during a nationally televised football game was a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Heather Mendoza, ABRA – Glendale’s customer service manager. “I have been singing for years and was up for the challenge of performing before a sold out crowd,” she said. “I am truly honored to have been a part of it.”

Heather Mendoza has been serving in the Army Reserves as a Specialist in the 484th Army band for 12 years and sings all around the country with her Army band “Zeroed In” as a lead vocalist. She performs at military ceremonies, events, memorial services, parades and festivals.

“Heather has been with ABRA Auto Body and Glass for more than four years and we couldn’t be more delighted with her success, military work, and her dedication to our country,” said Jeff Mohns, regional vice president of ABRA. “We are a proud supporter of our veterans and active military employees. It’s exciting to see Heather honored on Sunday Night Football.”

Sunday’s football game between the Packers and the Bears was broadcast on NBC and streamed live to troops in Afghanistan in honor of Veterans Day. 

About ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service. For more information about ABRA visit www.abraauto.com

 

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Helps Raise $18,000 For St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation

Saint Louis Hospital Check Presenting

 

 

 

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (October 30, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced today it helped raise $18,000 during the second annual Forest Park Charity Golf Tournament to benefit St. Louis Children’s Foundation.

Over 100 golfers and guests gathered at Forest Park Golf Course in Saint Louis, Missouri on September 24, 2014 to support St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support of ABRA Auto Body & Glass,” says St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation vice president, Janice Bailey. “This golf tournament is a perfect example of how an organization can turn a fun event into something that can make a real impact on the lives of our patients.”

The second annual golf event is part of St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation initiative to fund its expansion and enhancement of its services, upgrade and renovate facilities, and develop new programs to support the health of children.

“We are privileged to support St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation with their pediatric programs that are an integral part in improving children’s health,” said Peterson Santos, regional vice president of ABRA. “We are delighted to contribute to a cause that supports children in our community.”

Since 1984, ABRA has been supporting charitable causes throughout the United States
with similar core values and common goals. The company has raised hundreds of
thousands of dollars for local charities across the country.

About St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation
St. Louis Children’s Hospital has provided specialized care for children for more than 130 years. In 2010 the hospital received the Magnet re-designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor for nursing excellence. St. Louis Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine, one of the leading medical research, teaching, and patient care institutions in the nation. The hospital is a member of BJC HealthCare. For more information, visit www.StLouisChildrens.org, or visit us @STLChildrens on Facebook and Twitter.

About ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service. For more information about ABRA visit www.abraauto.com

 

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Helps Raise $23,000 For Riley Children’s Foundation

Riley's Children's Foundation Check Ceremony

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (October 23, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced today it helped raise $23,000 during the second annual Brickyard Crossing Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Riley Children’s Foundation.

Over 100 golfers and guests gathered at Brickyard Crossing Golf Course in Indianapolis, Ind., on September 18, 2014. Donations support Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health’s world class research program, where physician-scientists move their discoveries as quickly as possible to the bedsides of children.

“We are grateful for the continuous support and generosity of the ABRA Auto Body & Glass family. They understand the vital role Riley Hospital for Children plays in securing a healthy future for patients,” said Jason Mueller, director of regional communications, Riley Children’s Foundation. “Their contributions toward breakthrough pediatric research offers hope to families seeking help for seriously ill and injured children.”

“We are honored to support Riley Children’s Foundation with their pediatric research
program that provides breakthrough research to improve children’s health,” said
Peterson Santos, regional vice president of ABRA. “We are excited to contribute in
making a difference in children’s lives.”

Since 1984, ABRA has been supporting charitable causes throughout the United States
with similar core values and common goals. The company has raised hundreds of
thousands of dollars for local charities across the country.

 

About Riley Children’s Foundation
Riley Children’s Foundation supports Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home. As Indiana’s only comprehensive hospital dedicated exclusively to the care of children, Riley Hospital has provided compassionate care, support and comfort to children and their families since 1924. Each year children from all 92 Indiana counties turn to Riley Hospital and its regional clinics throughout the state more than 300,000 times. Riley Hospital’s partnership with Indiana University Health and its strong affiliation with the Indiana University School of Medicine make Riley Hospital the leader in pediatric care in the state and the region. For more information, visit RileyKids.org.

 

About ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service. For more information about ABRA visit www.abraauto.com

 

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Helps Raise $10,000 For Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (October 14, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced today it helped raise more than $10,000 during the third annual Gaylord Springs Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Over 130 golfers and guests gathered at the Gaylord Springs Golf Links in Nashville, Tennessee on August 21, 2014 to support Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in Nashville, TN.

“We are excited and honored to receive this generous donation from ABRA Auto Body & Glass,” said Chris Lee, associate director of Children’s Ambulatory Services. “Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s at Vanderbilt is committed to identifying cures and better treatments for the children in our community, and this donation will help us  provide the best possible care to our patients and families.”

The third annual golf event is part of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital’s initiative to offer world-class treatment to every child who comes to the hospital. No child that needs services is denied care on the basis of limited ability to pay.

“We are privileged to partner with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to support the health of children in the community,” said Duane Rouse, president and chief executive officer of ABRA. “We are honored to be part of a cause that is near to everyone’s heart.”

Since 1984, ABRA has been supporting charitable causes throughout the United States with similar core values and common goals. The company has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities across the country.

 

About Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals. They treat and help prevent all health issues ranging from colds and broken bones to heart disease and cancer. The Hospital was constructed in 2004 and expanded in 2012, their 271-bed hospital is a child-friendly place built on the science of healing. Their doctors and surgeons are nationally recognized researchers who are finding new ways to cure and prevent childhood diseases. For more information visit www.childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org.

 

About ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service. For more information about ABRA visit www.abraauto.com

Media Contacts
Laurie Janu
Director of National Marketing
763.585.6240

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands in Two Midwestern States

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (October 10, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced the opening of its newest franchise in Fort Madison, Iowa along with the acquisition of Corpo Collision Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. It’s ABRA’s 50th franchise and the company’s second acquisition in Illinois in 14 days.

The additional openings in both states this week increases ABRA’s total repair center portfolio to 247 in 19 states. The accelerated and continued growth is part of the company’s aggressive strategy to dramatically increase its national footprint.

Duane Rouse, ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer says the company’s successful expansion is simply a reflection of consumer demands and changes in the collision repair industry. “The expectations of vehicle owners and insurance partners continue to grow,” he said. “The favorable outcomes we’ve achieved in Illinois and around the Midwest are a direct result of industry experience, superior processes and our commitment to quality. We’re a trusted name in these communities.”

ABRA uses an operational excellence philosophy that significantly improves its operating metrics, distinguishing it from competitors and making it a preferred option for insurance carriers and vehicle owners.

“It’s about meeting the demand of our customers and insurance partners in the community,” said Mark Wahlin, ABRA’s vice president of franchise development/relations. “Expanding operations in Iowa makes sense. Offering top-quality collision repair and glass service across the country is what ABRA is all about.”

ABRA plans to continue expanding in the months and years ahead as part of its aggressive national growth strategy.  It is actively seeking new opportunities to acquire repair centers and integrate them into its industry-leading operating system.

Interested parties in major markets should contact Scott Gerling, Vice President of Corporate Development (sgerling@abraauto.com  or 763.585.6210).

For franchise opportunities in small and midsize markets contact Mark Wahlin, Vice President of Franchise Development/Relations (mwahlin@abraauto.com or 763.585.6315).

ABRA is committed to conducting business based on responsible business practices including implementation of environmentally sustainable initiatives, health and safety, and a commitment to the communities in which it serves.

About ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service. For more information about ABRA visit www.abraauto.com

Media Contacts
Laurie Janu
Director of National Marketing
763.585.6240

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Continues Chicago Area Expansion

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (October 3, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced it had expanded again in the Chicago area with the acquisition of Auto Werks of Northbrook, Inc. in Illinois – about an hour northwest of downtown Chicago. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The growth in Illinois and around Chicago in recent months is part of the company’s aggressive and ongoing strategy to increase its national footprint.

Duane Rouse, ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer says the company’s growth and success is simply a reflection of industry experience, superior processes and a commitment to quality. “We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished and the track record we’ve built since entering the market a few months ago,” he said. “We’re excited to expand our presence further and look forward to more growth in the future.”

ABRA uses an operational excellence philosophy that significantly improves its operating metrics, distinguishing it from competitors and making it a preferred option for insurance carriers and vehicle owners. ABRA’s portfolio now stands at 245 repair centers in 19 states.

Tim Adelmann, ABRA’s Executive Vice President of Business Development acknowledges the increasing demands and expectations of multi shop repair operators from insurance partners and vehicle owners. “Offering our customers more options while maintaining our superior processes and operational excellence is what ABRA is all about. We have lots of momentum and are delighted to be expanding in the region.”

ABRA plans to continue expanding in the months and years ahead as part of its aggressive national growth strategy.  It is actively seeking new opportunities to acquire repair centers and integrate them into its industry-leading operating system.

Interested parties in major markets should contact Scott Gerling, Vice President of Corporate Development (sgerling@abraauto.com  or 763.585.6210).

For franchise opportunities in small and midsize markets contact Mark Wahlin, Vice President of Franchise Development / Relations (mwahlin@abraauto.com or 763.585.6315).

ABRA is committed to conducting business based on responsible business practices including implementation of environmentally sustainable initiatives, health and safety, and a commitment to the communities in which it serves.

About ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service. For more information about ABRA visit www.abraauto.com

Media Contacts
Laurie Janu
Director of National Marketing
763.585.6240

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Courage Kenny Golf Challenge, Presented by ABRA Auto Body and Glass, Raises over $100,000 for People with Disabilities

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (September 23, 2014) – Courage Kenny Foundation and ABRA Auto Body and Glass are proud to announce they raised more than $100,000 to support people with disabilities.

Both organizations partner annually to improve the lives of youth and adults with disabilities through a golf fundraiser supporting Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s sports and recreation department.

More than 100 golfers played at the renowned Hazeltine National Golf Course in Chaska, MN on Monday, September 8. The annual charity event helps supports Courage Kenny sports and recreation programs for people with disabilities. The course provided plenty of challenges and laughs and, most importantly, raised significant funds to support an essential community resource.

“We are proud of our longtime support of Courage Kenny Foundation,” said Duane Rouse, president and chief executive officer of ABRA Auto Body & Glass. “It is rewarding to see the results of our contribution and efforts reflected in the smiles and accomplishments of Courage Kenny clients. We’d also like to thank key preferred partners for their commitment and support of such a wonderful event.”

Courage Kenny Foundation would like to sincerely thank ABRA Auto Body and Glass and their partners for their long standing and significant support.

The Institute’s sports and recreation department offers leisure and competitive athletic endeavors such as adaptive golf, wheelchair basketball and softball, archery, power soccer, adaptive ski and snowboarding, and many other activities for people with disabilities. Sports and recreation activities provide many physical and mental benefits and offer a forum to build lifelong friendships, and help people live life to the fullest. These programs would not exist without philanthropy.

Courage Kenny Foundation would also like to thank the following event sponsors:  3M, Henson & Efron, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes, PPG Industries, Floyd Total Security, Kent Automotive, Deli Express, Cottingham and Butler, Inc, Innovative Tools and Technologies, OfficeMax, Gray Plant Mooty and PWC.

 

About Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and Courage Kenny Foundation
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina Health, was created in 2013 by the merger of Courage Center and Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. The Institute provides a continuum of rehabilitation services for people with short- and long-term conditions, injuries and disabilities in communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Courage Kenny Foundation supports the work of Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute by funding its innovative programs, ground-breaking research and exceptional services that help people achieve health, wellness and independence. For more information, visit allinahealth.org/couragekenny.

 

About ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service.

ABRA is committed to conducting business based on responsible business practices including implementation of environmentally sustainable initiatives, health and safety, and a commitment to the communities in which it serves.
For more information about ABRA visit www.abraauto.com

Media Contacts
For questions about Courage Kenny Foundation or the Courage Kenny Golf Challenge, contact Megan Muske at the Courage Kenny Foundation at megan.muske@allina.com or 612-775-2104.

Courage Kenny Foundation
Sue Warner
Marketing Communication Specialist
612-775-2418
susan.warner@allina.com

ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Laurie Janu
Director of National Marketing
763-585-6240

ljanu@abraauto.com

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