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06-26-2013

Safelite AutoGlass® Signs On as Sponsor of 10TV Commit To Be Fit Multisport Festival

Safelite® Associates to Participate in July 28 Fitness Activities While Raising Funds for Columbus Chapters of the American Heart Association and the YMCA

COLUMBUS, Ohio – June 26, 2013 - Safelite AutoGlass®, the nation’s largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, is proud to be a sponsor for the 10TV Commit To Be Fit Multisport Festival being held July 27-28 in downtown Columbus. The 10TV Commit To Be Fit Multisport Festival will feature a variety of family-friendly triathlon, duathlon and running events at Alum Creek State Park in southern Delaware County and downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Sponsoring the 10TV Commit To Be Fit Multisport Festival aligns with two of the company’s key initiatives: employee wellness and charitable giving. Safelite AutoGlass® hosted its first-ever charity triathlon event in 2010 to raise funds for Afrika Tikkun, a South African based nonprofit. The Las Vegas event – the Safelite® Challenge – has welcomed approximately 250 employees each year and has raised roughly $750,000 for Afrika Tikkun in total.

“The annual Safelite® Challenge in Las Vegas is an amazing way for our people across the company to join together to make a difference for charity while encouraging physical fitness. It’s had such a positive impact, that we’ve decided to expand the Challenge into our local communities, beginning with Columbus, our hometown,” explained Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite®. “We look forward to joining together for a great cause.”

For employees that raise a set goal of funds, Safelite® will cover their participation in one of the events during the 10TV Commit To Be Fit Multisport Festival – a 10K run, 5K run or 2K fitness walk. The funds raised will support two local charities: the American Heart Association’s Central Ohio Heart Walk and the YMCA’s Livestrong program assisting cancer survivors’ recovery.

The 10TV Commit To Be Fit Multisport Festival is produced by M3S Sports in partnership with HFP Racing and the 10TV Health & Fitness Expo.

About Safelite AutoGlass®

Safelite AutoGlass®, founded in 1947, is the nation’s leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, providing mobile service to more than 95 percent of the U.S. population in all 50 states. The Columbus, Ohio-based company employs nearly 10,000 people across the United States and serves more than 4.1 million customers annually. 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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