COLUMBUS, Ohio – Safelite AutoGlass®, the nation’s largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, has become a proud sponsor of Ohio State Athletics.

“The Ohio State Buckeyes are renowned for their longstanding traditions and winning performances,” said Safelite AutoGlass’s advertising director Matt Johnson. “As we focus on building a nationally recognized brand, we are proud to be affiliated with this iconic college program and to support our local teams.”

The five-year partnership agreement with the Ohio State Athletics features the first-ever sponsor logo on the Buckeye’s field goal net along with signage, co-branded advertisements and on-site activation events.

“We are very pleased to be partnering and working closely with Safelite AutoGlass, a highly respected brand and industry leader,” said Ray DeWeese, general manager at Ohio State IMG Sports Marketing, the university’s multimedia rights partner. “While the scope of Safelite’s business is national, their home is here, and that is evident through the company’s strong commitment to central Ohio, the city of Columbus, the Ohio State community and their local employees.”

As a Columbus-based company with a national presence, Safelite will reach the 1.2 million local and 7.7 million Buckeye fans across the country through the partnership.

Safelite employs close to 1,600 people in central Ohio who work in either the corporate headquarters, the retail auto glass operations, or one of its two north-side contact centers.

The company has earned Business First of Columbus’ annual Best Places to Work award and is an employer of many OSU alumni. It often participates in the OSU job fairs to recruit students for part-time contact center jobs as well as graduates for corporate positions.

“The Ohio State University is such a driving force in the Columbus community and beyond,” Johnson said. “We look forward to the many benefits this partnership will bring.”

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 approximately 10,000 people across the United States and serves more than 4.3 million customers annually. For more information, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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