Baseball Pro Jamie Moyer Is Auto Glass Owner Jamie Moyer
Jamie Moyer is having a good year for the Seattle Mariners. He has a 4-1 record with an era of 5.53.
Jamie Moyer is having an even better year for his auto glass company, All-Star Auto Glass in Seattle. As a spokesperson in the company's commercials, he is helping the company take giant strides in its strategy to build a brand.
Moyer is part of an ownership group for All-Star Auto Glass, which opened its doors last August and now has 13 employees and is doing 100 windshields a week, according to general manager Tom Grim.
The big leaguer is involved in a lot of projects.
In 2003, the father of six won the coveted Roberto Clemente award and the honored Hutch Award for his outstanding community service. The All Star pitcher is also the 2004 recipient of the Lou Gehrig Award, the 2004 Sporting News Good Guys Award, and the 2004 Branch Rickey Humanitarian Award.
Moyer completed his college degree from Indiana University in 1996, after attending St. Joseph's University. In November 1997, St. Joseph's University honored him by retiring his jersey (#10). He made his major league baseball debut on June 16, 1986.
One of Moyer's philanthropic passions is working with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He and wife, Karen, helped create and establish The Gregory Fund, an initiative that supports early cancer detection cancer research at the Fred Hutchinson. Moyer has also helped to raise funds for The Hutch School through The Moyer Foundation's annual "What Cancer Cannot Do" calendar. (A donation to The Moyer Foundation is made for every windshield job at All-Star Auto Glass.)
He is co-founder of The Moyer Foundation which established and funds Camp Erin - bereavement camps for children who are grieving the loss of a loved one. In September 2004, the Foundation established The Moyer Foundation Endowment for Excellence in Pediatric Palliative Care by making a $1.25 million commitment to Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center to fund and support the work of the Pediatric Palliative Care Consulting Service and the Child Life Program at Children's. Palliative care addresses the extremely difficult and unique needs of children who face life-limiting conditions and their families.
The All-Star Auto Glass Web site is www.callallstar.com.
In a television commercial for a local auto glass firm in which he has an ownership stake, Jamie Moyer starts out as the on-camera spokesman while another guy is trying to break a vehicle's windshield by throwing a brick at it.
The brick thrower keeps missing the windshield, so Moyer, master of the controlled delivery, takes matters of masonry into his own hands.
One throw, one broken windshield.
As fate would have it, a week from today Moyer is expected to take the baseball at Safeco Field and pitch the opener of a season the Mariners hope augurs a return to some semblance of diamond decency.
One game, one boatload of expectations.
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