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08-23-2013

Celebrate August 31 as Safelite AutoGlass Day at Chase Park with Special Donations to the March of Dime and Child Car Safety Seat Inspections

D-backs’ Fans Benefit from Multi-year Partnership with Vehicle Glass Repair and Replacement Company

PHOENIX — Aug. 23, 2013 - As an official partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks, August 31 will be Safelite AutoGlass® Day at Chase Field with a variety of activities to benefit the community. In addition, a Safelite® booth that features an interactive game, “Rock Chip Revenge,” will be set up in the Partner Pavilion on 4th Street.

“Bring ‘Em Home Safe” Child Car Safety Seat Inspection

Parents are invited to register for a child car safety seat inspection and demonstration at Chase Field between 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., conducted by the City of Phoenix Fire Department. Guests can also receive free windshield inspections from Safelite AutoGlass®. The first-come, first-served event will award the first 100 with gifts from a variety of corporate sponsors and four tickets to attend the D-backs game later in the evening. This event is co-sponsored by Arizona Sports 620, Farmers Insurance, Safelite AutoGlass®.

March of Dimes $25,000 Donation

For every windshield repaired or replaced through August 31, 2013, Safelite® donated $1 to the March of Dimes Foundation. Before the game, Safelite® will present a check for $25,000 to the March of Dimes, represented by Michael Simoni, state director of development.

Ceremonial First Pitch

Finally Safelite® selected a family supported by the March of Dimes to throw the ceremonial first pitch at the beginning of the August 31 Diamondbacks game.

Preston Guthrie and his wife Ashley never thought they would be on a pitching mound when they were in Arizona visiting family on Mother’s Day, when Ashley went into pre-term labor. After being rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, the doctors were able keep Ashley from delivering. Ten days later, at 28 weeks their daughter Lily was born.

The cause of her premature birth was unknown, as is the case 40 percent of the time. Lily weighed just 2 lbs., 10 oz. and received life-saving surfactant therapy, a respiratory therapy developed through March of Dimes research.  

Lily spent 3 ½ months in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and just recently returned home to Utah with her family. Lily’s family benefitted from the March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Led by a March of Dimes mission mom, this family-centered program offers education and resources to help families who have a baby in the NICU. What started as a family visit ended up an extended stay. Lily is now 6lbs. 3oz. and growing!

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 company employs nearly 10,000 people across the United States and serves more than 4.1 million customers annually.

Safelite® has nearly 900 associates located in Phoenix, including 600 associates in the Chandler National Contact Center and an additional 280 throughout 22 locations in Arizona. Phoenix is the largest Safelite® employee base behind their headquarters in Columbus.

Safelite® customers in the Phoenix area can receive a quote or schedule service by calling 480-375-4949 or visiting www.Safelite.com.

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