Safelite Raises $450,000 in Charity Golf Classic
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
•Friends of CASA for Kids
•Habitat for Humanity of Greater Columbus
•Mid-Ohio Food Bank
•New Directions Career Center
•Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
•The Buckeye Ranch
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:
•Ron Foth Advertising
The Safelite AutoGlass® Foundation would also like to thank contributors:
•Creative Extruded Products
•Gold Glass Group
•Print Management Partners
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.safelitefoundation.org.