SOURCE: Safelite AutoGlass

Safelite AutoGlass

April 13, 2012 10:57 ET

Safelite AutoGlass® Welcomes "Biggest Loser" Contestants to 3rd Annual Triathlon and Weight Loss Fundraiser

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2012) - Safelite AutoGlass® will host the 3rd Annual Safelite® Challenge in Las Vegas on April 21, 2012. The fundraiser includes multiple ways to participate including an individual or team-relay triathlon or duathlon, a 5K fun walk, motorcycle poker run, and a weight loss contest. Approximately 200 Safelite AutoGlass® employees and business partners have registered with a goal of raising $250,000.

This year, former contestants of television's "Biggest Loser" are special guests, including Jackie Evans (season 5), Dan Evans (season 5), Sione Fa (season 7), and Sarah Nitta (season 11).

The Annual Safelite® Challenge supports, Afrika Tikkun, a non-profit that works toward the transformation of South African communities by caring for vulnerable children and orphans, not only providing vital care, but also building the skills needed to succeed in life.

Previous top fundraisers went to Afrika Tikkun to see first-hand the impact the money raised is having. "The opportunity to visit the townships in South Africa supported by Afrika Tikkun was truly inspirational. Being able to help these communities better themselves is worth every dollar raised, every mile ran or every pound lost," said Matt Weger, chair of the Safelite® Challenge committee. "Each Safelite® associate, friend or partner that supports this cause can feel good not only about what he or she is doing for him or herself, but the good they are bringing to the vulnerable children of South Africa."

Every year, top performers and top fundraisers also have an opportunity to participate in the London Triathlon -- an annual fundraiser Safelite's parent company Belron® holds for Afrika Tikkun as well.

About Safelite AutoGlass®
Safelite AutoGlass®, founded in 1947, is the nation's leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, providing mobile service to more than 95 percent of the U.S. population in all 50 states. The Columbus, Ohio-based company employs nearly 10,000 people across the United States and served 4.4 million customers last year. For more information, visit www.safelite.com.

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