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10-09-2012

Safelite AutoGlass Foundation Raises $530,000 during Second Annual Charity Golf Classic

The event connected representatives from 25 central Ohio nonprofits with guests

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Oct. 9, 2012 - On September 24-25, 2012, the Safelite AutoGlass® Foundation hosted its second annual Charity Golf Classic, welcoming approximately 180 representatives from its suppliers and business partners from across the country, with fundraising efforts totaling more than $530,000. Money raised will be donated to the many charitable organizations the Foundation supports nationwide.

The private event included a gala on Monday evening, connecting representatives from 25 central Ohio nonprofits with guests of the event, including:

1.     A Kid Again

2.     Alzheimer’s Association

3.     American Red Cross of Greater Columbus – Central Southeast Ohio

4.     Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio

5.     Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus

6.     The Buckeye Ranch

7.     Columbus Speech and Hearing Center

8.     CAPA and the Columbus Symphony

9.     Community Shelter Board

10.  COSI

11.  Creative Living

12.  Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio

13.  Flying Horse Farms

14.  Friends of CASA for Kids

15.  Furniture Bank of Central Ohio

16.  Habitat for Humanity of Greater Columbus

17.  LifeCare Alliance

18.  Maryhaven

19.  Mid-Ohio Foodbank

20.  Nationwide Children’s Hospital

21.  Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio

22.  Salvation Army

23.  United Way of Central Ohio

24.  Unverferth House

25.  YMCA of Central Ohio

“As a result of the support of this event, we will be able to support more nonprofits than we ever have before, and we intend to expand the 2011 Impact Grant Program awarded by the Safelite AutoGlass® Foundation,” said Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite AutoGlass®. “Last year, we awarded four $25,000 impact grants. This year, we will double that amount and will award $200,000 in Impact Grants. I thank everyone who has made this possible – from our Safelite® family that worked so hard to plan the event to our suppliers and business partners who attended and contributed to our cause.”

The event concluded with a golf tournament on Tuesday, where the top-performing teams were:

1.     First Place – Team Glass Medic®: Paul Syfko, Tom Sykfo, Dennis Buckler and Dave Kindle 

2.     Second Place – Team Avaya: Craig Douglas, Ken Smullen, Jason Farris and Pete Anderson

3.     Third Place – Team Adrian Steel: David Pilmore, Bob Browns, Dave Ritz and Jeff Tolford Sr.

Presenting sponsors of the Safelite AutoGlass® Charity Classic included Sika Corporation® and Pittsburgh Glass WorksTM.

Founding partners were:

·         Adrian Steel®

·         Asahi Glass Company

·         Auto Temp Inc.

·         Embree Group

·         Glass Medic®

·         Ron Foth Advertising

·          InstallerEDGE

 

The Safelite AutoGlass® Foundation would also like to thank contributors:

·         AIC

·         Almac

·         Autover/St. Gobain

·         Avaya/NACR

·         Carlex

·         Creative Extruded Products

·         Dow Automotive

·         Duncan Systems

·         Ford

·         Gold Glass Group

·         Guardian

·         Mygrant Glass Company

·         Partners Marketing Group

·         PHH Arval

·         Pilkington

·         Precision Replacement Parts

·         Sprayway

·         Sunroof Express

·         Toshiba/ABS Products

·         VOX Mobile 

About The Safelite AutoGlass® Foundation

Safelite AutoGlass® – the nation’s leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services – is committed to be a responsible member of the communities where we live and work. This includes those outside our doorstep and those across the world. As such the company supports employees’ charitable endeavors while also being a large fundraiser.

The Safelite AutoGlass® Foundation was created in 2005 as the 501(c)(3) giving arm of the company aimed at supporting organizations that promote the health and well-being of families through monetary and in-kind contributions and volunteer hours. Since its inception, the Safelite AutoGlass® Foundation has donated $3.5 million to non-profit organizations.

The Safelite AutoGlass® Foundation is set up as a separate entity, governed by company employees. The Foundation administers giving on behalf of Safelite® and its employees, disbursing aid to approved causes or charities, and organizing many giving initiatives in communities where our associates live and work.

For more information, visit www.safelite.com.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Melina Metzger, Safelite AutoGlass® PR Manager, 614.210.9232, Melina.Metzger(at)Safelite.com

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