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Eastern Division Meets Challenge to Be Bold, Get Cold: 70 Employees Take Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics
Steve Neibergall, President of Safeway's Eastern Division, led the charge as 70 employees jumped into the frigid Chesapeake Bay on January 26 to raise money for Maryland Special Olympics. The 17th Annual Polar Bear Plunge raised more than $2.2 million with Safeway employees and their supporters contributing more than $9,000 for the cause. The Safeway team had lots of enthusiasm despite sub-freezing temperatures that day. The group rented a bus, wore polar bear hats, made a team poster and were handed Safeway beach towels as they ran out of the water. Safeway also was a sponsor of the event, donating hot dogs, buns and condiments for the nearly 20,000 people who enjoyed a festival atmosphere while helping to provide funding for this great cause.
Safeway Feast of Sharing Provides Thanksgiving Meal, Hope To 4,000 Residents of Washington, DC
In the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, the Safeway Feast of Sharing at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 provided more than a festive holiday meal for about 4,000 District of Columbia residents in need. This 13th annual community event also featured a job fair and free clothing, as well as health screenings, including free flu vaccines and diabetes testing. Safeway and about 75 of its volunteers joined with a host of community partners and volunteers, including the Salvation Army, Unity Health Care, Events DC, Metropolitan Baptist Church, SunTrust Bank, Centerplate/NBSE and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This popular event attracted some celebrity volunteer, as well, including Mayor Vincent Gray, several members of the City Council, on-air personalities from local TV news stations and R&B singer Mya.
Safeway and Rebuilding Together Partner
for a Disabled Vet.
Meet David Boyd: Safeway employee and Special Olympics medalist.
Safeway Participates in FMI Day on the Hill.
Eastern Division Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations Greg Ten Eyck (left) is pictured here with US Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) on March 29 during the Food Marketing Institute's Day on the Hill lobbying event. Ten Eyck and other supermarket representatives visited Congressional representatives to discuss issues, including swipe fees, health care and taxation of on-line purchases. Safeway Group Vice President Jonathan Mayes and Vice President Kate Coler also participated in the FMI event.
Celebrities Help the Eastern Division Get Fundraising "In the Bag."
Grocery shoppers at a Safeway in the nation's capital saw familiar faces bagging their food: Mayor Vincent Gray, Nancy Floreen, a Montgomery County (MD) Councilmember, Komen Ambassador Hadassah Lieberman, and ABC-7 News Anchor Allison Starling. The celebrity guest baggers were on hand at several stores around Washington DC to raise money for breast cancer awareness and prevention.
The Safeway Foundation Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament raises $472,000 for Easter Seals.
The 2011 Safeway Foundation Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament to benefit Easter Seals resulted in revenues of $472,000, the highest ever for the 24th annual event.
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