All Auto Glass Takes Polar Plunge to Support Humane Society
March 22, 2013

by Jenna Reed,

All Auto Glass team takes Polar Plunge for charity.

Several members of the All Auto Glass team, based in Forest Lake, Minn., helped to raise more than $130,000 for charities by taking a polar plunge into the local lake in late February. Funds raised by the auto glass team went to support the local Humane Society.

Jack Beckman, president of All Auto Glass, has been in the glass business for more than 30 years. He started his company in 1991, which serves the Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, areas.

Amy Gabler, manager of the Forest Lake location, says the charity selected this year is close to her heart. She has adopted several pets, including two rescue dogs.

Gabler says the water temperature was 29 degrees at the time of the plunge and more than 750 people from the local area participated.

"Our jump went well and the water was extremely cold, way colder than I ever imagined," says Gabler. "But it was all worth it knowing we raised some money to help the animals at Northwoods' Humane Society."

This is the second year the All Auto Glass team has participated in the Polar Plunge. Funds raised the first year went to the Ronald McDonald House.

The company also supports the Dylan Witschen Golf Classic.

Beckman explains, "The nephew of one of our employees was treated for a form of brain cancer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. A foundation was formed and started a local golf tournament to provide information and raise funds. All Auto Glass is a co-sponsor of this tournament (for four years)."

In 2012, more than 72 golfers participated, raising more than $30,000.

"Kevin Love, a player for the Minnesota Timberwolves, befriended Dylan and for last four years, the tournament donated a new Kia Sorenta. The raffle for the car raised more than $36,000," says Beckman.

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