Safelite AutoGlass® Foundation Raises $450,000
During First Annual Charity Golf Classic
October 5, 2011
Safelite AutoGlass® Foundation hosted its first annual Charity
Golf Classic last week. Company officials say the event drew approximately
160 representatives from 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 event included a gala during which Safelite president and CEO
Tom Feeney encouraged guests to seek out ways to support their local
communities as well, according to a company release.
"This is part of our philanthropic strategy to light a spark
in individuals and companies we affiliate with to do their part
to help others less fortunate than us," he said. "We want
to be an example and inspire other individuals and business leaders
to do what's right, to give back and to get involved."
The event also included a golf tournament on Tuesday, where the
top-performing teams were:
- First Place: Shane Duncan of Duncan Systems, along with three
guests of Duncan, Matt Miller, Steve Gard, and Chad Honaker;
- Second Place: Brian O'Mara of Safelite AutoGlass; James O'Malley
of Sika Corp.; Hal Marcus of Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW); and
Ron Combs of Sika Corp.; and
- Third Place: David Pilmore, Dave Ritz, Jeff Tolford and Jeff
Langley, all of Adrian Steel.
Both Sika and PGW served as presenting sponsors for the event,
and Safelite named the following as founding partners: Adrian
Steel®; AGC; AutoTemp; Embree Group; Glass Medic®; Ron
Foth Advertising; and Sprint®.
Safelite named the following as contributors: Autover/St. Gobain;
Avaya/NACR; Carlex; Creative Extruded Products; Dow Automotive;
Duncan Systems; Equalizer Industries; Gold Glass Group; Installer
Edge; PHH; Pilkington; Print Management Partners; Toshiba/ABS Products;
and VOX Mobile.
Representatives of several organizations also attended the event,
including A Kid Again; American Red Cross of Greater Columbus; Boys
& Girls Clubs of Columbus; Community Shelter Board; Creative
Living; Friends of CASA for Kids; Habitat for Humanity of Greater
Columbus; Komen Columbus; LifeCare Alliance; Mid-Ohio Food Bank;
New Directions Career Center; Ronald McDonald House Charities of
Central Ohio; The Buckeye Ranch; United Way; and Unverferth House.
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