Safelite AutoGlass Gears Up for 2nd Annual Triathlon Fundraiser for South Africa's MaAfrika Tikkun
March 25, 2011

Safelite AutoGlass will hold its second annual triathlon in support of MaAfrika Tikkun, a charitable organization based in South Africa, on April 16 in Las Vegas.

Last year, company officials say they raised $230,000 during the event, which included a triathlon, duathlon and charity poker run. This year, more than 250 Safelite associates, business partners, family and friends plan to participate, and the company has a 5K Fun Walk and Weight Loss Contest to the challenge this year to increase participation.

In addition to the annual event, Safelite holds an Annual National Giving Campaign - a two-week-long campaign for all associates held to raise funds for the charities of their choosing through a partnership with United Way, which implemented an electronic donation process.

"Giving back to our communities is an important part of the Safelite culture and it's important that we share our success with those who are not as fortunate. It has been fulfilling to see so many people support MaAfrika Tikkun through this Challenge," says Tom Feeney, Safelite's president and CEO. "I am proud and thankful of our employees who have given of their time, energy and donations."

Winners of the Weight Loss Contest will be announced April 16 after the triathlon, duathlon, 5K Fun Walk and Poker Run. In addition, the top performers and the top fundraisers will have an opportunity to participate in the London Triathlon - an annual fundraiser Safelite's parent company, Belron®, holds for MaAfrika Tikkun as well.


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