Safelite® Team Raises $230,000 in London Triathlon
August 24, 2010
Safelite AutoGlass employees traveled to England recently to compete
alongside 900 Belron® colleagues from other countries in the
London Triathlon. The event, hosted by Safelite parent company Belron,
raised $655,000 for Ma'Afrika Tikkun, an organization benefiting
children and orphans in South Africa. Safelite athletes donated
Among Safelite’s team members were several victories in the
event itself. Jenny Kipker, a treasury analyst from Hilliard, Ohio,
took first-place in the individual female sprint race.
“I have participated in this event for the past three years,”
says Kipker. “The event has grown so much and the impact we’ve
been able to have is tremendous. While I’m proud of my placement
in the event, I’m even more proud of the difference we’ve
been able to make in the lives of others through our involvement.”
The Safelite team also took first-place in the Olympic team relay
event, finishing in 2 hours, 17 minutes. Matt Weger, an IT director
from Westerville, Ohio, completed the swim portion of the relay.
He was joined by Jonathan Knight, a technician from Superior, Colo.,
and Brent Fiegel, a warehouse lead from Buffalo, Iowa. The two completed
the bike and run portions of the relay, respectively.
“Giving back is what life is all about,” said Knight.
“It’s the little things that you do everyday that might
make a difference in someone’s life. We were presented with
the opportunity of a lifetime in this race, and took advantage of
that opportunity not only for ourselves, but for the wellbeing of
others less fortunate.”
Placing second in the same event was a team consisting of swimmer
Greg Baker, an area sales manager from Noblesville, Ind., biker
Joseph Grubbs, a mobile pro specialist from White House, Tenn.,
and runner Brandon Rene, a technician from Woods Cross, Utah. The
team completed the event in 2 hours, 21 minutes.
“I want to congratulate all the members of Team Safelite®
on their outstanding accomplishments in the London Triathlon. The
entire company is extremely proud of their showings in the various
events, but we’re even more proud of their dedication to helping
others less fortunate than themselves,” says Tom Feeney, president
and chief executive officer of Safelite Group. “Giving back
is extremely important to our organization and I can think of no
better testament to that idea than this group of people willing
to sacrifice their time and energy for this cause.”
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