Sport Chalet Announces Community Initiatives to Support Two Sport Chalet
Employees Injured in Recent Accident Outside La Canada Store
LOS ANGELES, March 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sport Chalet, Inc., a leading
operator of full-service, specialty sporting goods stores, today announced a
partnership with the local American Red Cross to host a blood drive in support
of the two Sport Chalet employees who were injured in last Friday's accident
outside the La Cañada store.
The blood drive will be held at the Sport Chalet Corporate Offices, One Sport
Chalet Drive, La Cañada, CA 91011 on Tuesday, March 26^th from 10 a.m. – 4
p.m. The entire Sport Chalet team will be participating. Customers and friends
of Victor and Lauren are invited to participate as well.
In addition, Sport Chalet has established two funds to further support the two
injured employees: www.giveforward.com/Victor and www.giveforward.com/Lauren.
Both websites are set-up to receive contributions directly from Sport Chalet
employees, vendors, customers and friends to help support the families of both
Victor and Lauren in this time of distress.
Sport Chalet is also collecting gift cards from restaurants, grocery stores,
and other retailers on behalf of the families. Gift cards should be dropped
off or mailed to the company's Corporate Offices at the address above.
"The company continues to support both families to aid in their recovery,"
Craig Levra, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sport Chalet, said. "On
behalf of Victor and Lauren, their families and the entire Sport Chalet team,
we thank everyone for their overwhelming support."
About Sport Chalet, Inc.
Sport Chalet, founded in 1959 by Norbert Olberz, is a leading, full service
specialty retailer with 54 stores in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah;
Sport Chalet online at www.sportchalet.com; and a Team Sales Division. The
Company offers over 50 specialty services for the sports enthusiast, including
online same day delivery, climbing, backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering,
avalanche education, and mountain trekking instruction, car rack installation,
snowboard and ski rental and repair, Scuba training and certification, Scuba
boat charters, team sales, gait analysis, baseball/softball glove steaming and
lacing, racquet stringing, and bicycle tune-up and repair at its store
The Sport Chalet, Inc. logo is available at
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