November 05, 2013 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, TN – ServiceMaster Clean and ServiceMaster Restore will recognize first responders at the ServiceMaster 200 at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR).
As the race entitlement sponsor of the Nov. 9 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, ServiceMaster will honor the Prescott Firefighter’s Charities and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Each worthy charity will receive a $10,000 donation to directly benefit the families of the 19 firefighters who were tragically killed in the line of duty June 30 in Yarnell, Ariz. The check presentation will take place during the ServiceMaster 200 opening ceremonies. In addition, family members and fellow firefighters will attend the ServiceMaster 200 as guests of ServiceMaster.
With more than 60 years of providing disaster relief to homes and businesses, ServiceMaster often works closely with first responders and wants to recognize the sacrifice and loss of these public servants.
"We are thrilled about ServiceMaster’s dedication to our local firefighters," said Dan Hutchison, a Prescott Firefighter’s Charities board member. "The donation will make a huge impact on our community and the local families who lost their loved ones in June’s tragic event."
"Working hand in hand with firefighters, ServiceMaster has a true appreciation for the danger of a firefighter’s job," said Ron Siarnicki, executive director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. "We applaud them for their commitment to public servants nationwide through this generous donation."
President of ServiceMaster Clean and ServiceMaster Restore Tom Coba said, "ServiceMaster has an immense amount of respect and appreciation for first responders nationwide who are willing to risk their lives and sacrifice so much for our nation’s safety. The ServiceMaster 200 will serve as a unique opportunity for ServiceMaster Clean and Restore to recognize and honor the men and women that our team works with closely week in and week out to restore peace of mind during disaster situations."
As the official sponsor of the yellow flag caution period for International Speedway Corporation (ISC) and PIR, track personnel and the track-drying equipment display the ServiceMaster Clean brand which can be seen frequently cleaning the race track, removing debris, and drying the track quickly and professionally to quickly get back to racing action.
Tune in to the ServiceMaster 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on your local ESPN 2 channel. Tickets to the ServiceMaster 200 are available for purchase at www.phoenixraceway.com or by calling 1-866-408-RACE (7223).
With a global network of more than 7,300 company-owned, franchise and licensed locations, Memphis-based ServiceMaster is one of the world’s largest residential and commercial service networks. The company’s high-profile brands are Terminix, TruGreen, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, ServiceMaster Restore, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. Through approximately 20,000 corporate associates and a franchise network that independently employs an estimated 31,000 additional people, the ServiceMaster family of brands provided services and products to approximately 8 million customers during the last 12 months. The company’s market-leading brands provide a range of residential and commercial services including termite and pest control; lawn, tree and shrub care; home warranties and preventative maintenance contracts; furniture repair; home inspections; home cleaning; janitorial services; and disaster restoration. Go to www.servicemaster.com for more information about ServiceMaster or follow the company at www.twitter.com/ServiceMaster or www.facebook.com/TheServiceMasterCo.
Since 1964, Phoenix International Raceway has served race fans as the premier motorsports venue in the Southwest. The green flag drops for the Service Master 200 at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. Tickets for the entire November 8-10 NASCAR event weekend at Phoenix International Raceway can be purchased online at PhoenixRaceway.com/Tickets or by calling 1-866-408-RACE (7223). For more information, visit PhoenixRaceway.com, Facebook.com/PhoenixRaceway and Twitter.com/PhoenixRaceway.
Gina Evans Kamler
Director, ServiceMaster Public Relations