A team of Safety National employees joined nearly 5,000 athletes and their fans as participants in The TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon’s Sprint Race on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Rich Gilmore, Assistant Vice President – Business Development, and Tom Fitzgerald, Regional Business Development Manager, participated as a relay team under the name “Safety National Green Lightning.” As a team, Gilmore and Fitzgerald were tasked with swimming 800 meters in the Schuylkill River, biking 15.7 miles through Fairmount Park and running 3.1 miles to the finish line. The team finished 37thout of 65 relay teams.
Philadelphia Insurance Companies, one of Safety National’s sister companies within the Tokio Marine Group, was highly-involved as a presenting sponsor for the event and with several employees relaying under the name “Team PHLY.”
As a whole, the entire Tokio Marine Group was well represented in the triathlon, with participants present from multiple companies within the group.
“It was a lot of fun to represent Safety National within the Tokio Marine family of companies,” said Gilmore. We were afforded the opportunity represent our company and demonstrate one of our core values of Teamwork. Tom and I also improved our general wellness in the process, a wonderful event in every aspect.”
“Our team was embraced as part of the Tokio Marine Group family of companies,” said Fitzgerald. “That coupled with the Philadelphia Insurance Company’s prominent role as a lead sponsor made for an exciting day. Safety National relates well to our sister companies and it was fun to interact with them in an event of this magnitude. We look forward to making the Tri Rock a tradition for team Safety National in the years to come.”
This is Safety National’s first year participating in The TriRock Philadelphia. Proceeds from the event benefit charities like The Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, The Organization for Autism Research and the Challenged Athletes Foundation.