Who Says Glass Guys Don't Give Back?
Thomas of EVER-READY GLASS in Phoenix, Ariz., contacted glassBYTEs.com
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
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 PHXBodyshops.com, the group has raised money for several
different organizations including the Sunshine House. One of the members
of PHXBodyshops.com is married to a member of the board of directors at
the Crisis Nursery.