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09-29-2011

Safelite Raises $450,000 in Charity Golf Classic

On September 26-27, the Safelite AutoGlass® Foundation hosted its first annual Charity Golf Classic, welcoming approximately 160 representatives from its suppliers and business partners from across the country.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sept. 29, 2011 On September 26-27, the Safelite AutoGlass® Foundation hosted its first annual Charity Golf Classic, welcoming approximately 160 representatives from its suppliers and business partners from across the country, with fundraising efforts totaling more than $450,000. The money raised will be distributed to the many charitable organizations the Foundation supports nationwide.

The private event included a gala on Monday evening, connecting representatives from 15 central Ohio nonprofits with guests of the event, including:

•A Kid Again

•American Red Cross of Greater Columbus

•Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus

•Community Shelter Board

•Creative Living

•Friends of CASA for Kids

•Habitat for Humanity of Greater Columbus

•Komen Columbus

•LifeCare Alliance

•Mid-Ohio Food Bank

•New Directions Career Center

•Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio

•The Buckeye Ranch

•United Way

•Unverferth House

During the gala, Safelite® President and CEO Tom Feeney encouraged guests to seek out ways to support their local communities as well.

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


First Place: Shane Duncan–Duncan Systems, Matt Miller–Guest of Duncan Systems, Steve Gard–Guest of Duncan Systems, Chad Honaker–Guest of Duncan Systems

Second Place: Brian O’Mara–Safelite AutoGlass, James O’Malley–Sika Corporation, Hal Marcus–Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW), Ron Combs–Sika Corporation

Third Place: David Pilmore–Adrian Steel, Dave Ritz–Adrian Steel, Jeff Tolford–Adrian Steel, Jeff Langley–Adrian Steel

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

•Adrian Steel®

•AGC

•AutoTemp

•Embree Group

•Glass Medic®

•Ron Foth Advertising

•Sprint®

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

•Autover/St. Gobain

•Avaya/NACR

•Carlex

•Creative Extruded Products

•Dow Automotive

•Duncan Systems

•Equalizer Industries

•Gold Glass Group

•Installer Edge

•PHH

•Pilkington

•Print Management Partners

•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. 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 close to $3 million to organizations that support the health and well-being of families and more.

The Safelite AutoGlass® Foundation is set up as a separate entity, governed by company employees from the corporate offices and the field organization. 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/foundationsupport1.jsp.


Media Contact:

Melina Metzger, Safelite® Group, PR Manager, 614.210.9232, melina.metzger@safelite.com

For additional information, please contact our

Media Relations department.

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