Over the past eight years, the Safelite AutoGlass Foundation has raised over $2,000,000 for charity through its annual triathlon, duathlon, and motorcycle poker run known as The Safelite Challenge. Each year, volunteers from the automotive glass and claims management company, Safelite, put on the one-of-a-kind charity event to raise funds for Afrika Tikkun. A global charity sponsored by Safelite’s parent company, Belron, the Nelson Mandela endorsed non-profit is dedicated to transforming South African communities by caring for vulnerable children and providing job training for young adults.
Open to all 12,500 Safelite employees, whose headquarters is based in Columbus, Ohio, the event includes a 5K run/fun walk, sprint triathlon (individual or team relay), sprint duathlon (individual or team relay) and a motorcycle poker run. Positively engaging associates, suppliers and clients, and promoting Safelite’s commitment to social responsibility, participants commit to raising a minimum of $425 with the proceeds being donated to support Afrika Tikkun.
“I had a fantastic time with my Safelite family in Las Vegas,” Melissa Tyler posted on Facebook. Finishing second in the 5K, among women 50-54 years old, the Houston, Texas based Safelite AutoGlass technician wrote “can’t wait until next year.”
“I’ve spoken often about how much I love my company and my job. The Safelite Challenge 2017 was a complete success. 100% of the funds raised ($500,000.00) for this event has been given to Afrika Tikkun. Loving and caring is the Safelite way.” Continue reading