September 8, 2003 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle
SEATTLE, WA – Schuck’s Auto Supply, one of the largest auto parts retailers in the Western U.S., will present a $6160 check on Wednesday night, Sept 10 to Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center and the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle. Both organizations will use the money to purchase car seats and booster seats for needy families in the Seattle area. The check presentation ceremony will take place at home plate during the Mariners game.
Schuck’s donation is the result of a season-long promotion with the Mariners entitled “Bring ‘Em Home Safe,” which provides money for a car seat every time the Mariners score their first run in a game. Attending the brief ceremony at home plate will be Denise Gonzalez, Community Coordinator for the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle,Gloria Northcroft, Trustee, Children's Hospital, Elizabeth Bennett, Health Education Manager, Children's Hospital, Sarah Erickson, Assistant Director, Community, Government Affairs & Advocacy, Children's Hospital, and Dale Strothers, District Manager for Schuck’s Auto Supply.
“This money will help us to fill a tremendous need for car seats and booster seats for children in low-income families, especially in Seattle’s Central Area,” said Elizabeth Bennett.
Martin Fraser, President of Schuck’s parent company CSK Auto Inc., says the safety of young children has become an important priority for his company. “We began giving car seats to families in need several years ago, and it’s been very gratifying to know that we may have saved quite a few young lives with this effort.”
CSK Auto, based in Phoenix, Arizona, is the parent company of Checker, Schuck’s, and Kragen auto parts stores, currently operating 1108 stores in 19 western states. The company is also an important sponsor of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle