AGRR Magazine

Who Says Glass Guys Don't Give Back?

Frank Thomas of EVER-READY GLASS in Phoenix, Ariz., contacted to report that the Charity Golf Challenge of which he has been the tournament director for the last three years, raised $40,000, more than doubling the amount raised in 2005. The proceeds go to the Crisis Nursery, a facility dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect.

What may seem like a small-scale endeavor has attracted at least one big name: rockstar Alice Cooper, a Phoenix native, has participated in the event every year since its inception and this year donated an autographed guitar to help with fundraising efforts.

"I'm sure every glass company in every city has done these sort of things and if we took a look at all the things the auto glass industry has done for charity events, I'm sure it'd be hundreds of thousands of dollars every year," said Thomas, director of sales and part owner of EVER-READY.

EVER-READY GLASS is part of the Collision Industry in its market place (Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Peoria and Payson Ariz., and Las Vegas, NV). The company partners with Body Shops to maximize its marketing dollars to garnish more market share and position themselves as the Community Leaders for our Industry. As part of this network of glass and collision repair shops called, the group has raised money for several different organizations including the Sunshine House. One of the members of is married to a member of the board of directors at the Crisis Nursery.

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