March 24, 2014 8:45 pm
Updated: March 24, 2014 10:37 pm

Local auto repair shop teams up with premier to raise money for charities

Premier Brad Wall and Patrick Mengel, owner of Advanced Collision, show on Monday how the car will eventually look like.

Steve Silva / Global News

REGINA – Premier Brad Wall got his hands dirty in a local auto shop on the weekend to raise money for the Saskatchewan Alzheimer’s Society and minor football.

“My grandpa died with Alzheimer’s, and, of course, it’s touched so many lives in our province,” said Wall on Monday morning.

Wall helped fixed up a 1968 Mustang Shelby clone convertible at Advanced Collision, a local company teaming up for the project, on Saturday. He said he got permission to style the car “in a tasteful way” after the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The car, bought for $53,000 US by a small group of donors, will be auctioned off in the summer with the proceeds being split among the receiving organizations.

“We’re always willing to help out a charity, and do the right thing, kind of a pay it forward type thing,” said Patrick Mengel, owner of the auto repair shop.

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