Protect My Car 2019 Pinellas Park Firefighters’ MDA Chili Blaze


Protect My Car, one of the nation’s leading providers of extended vehicle service contracts and maintenance plans, cooked up a storm and raised funds at the 2019 Pinellas Park Firefighters’ MDA Chili Blaze, which took place on March 15. This is the third consecutive year that the Protect My Car team has participated in the family-friendly event.


Held annually, the Pinellas Park Firefighters’ MDA Chili Blaze features the biggest chili cook-off in Pinellas County, live entertainment, exciting events like bike shows, and a dazzling firework display to cap off the festivities. Every dollar raised goes to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Tampa Bay, and is used to help children living with muscular dystrophy attend summer camp, and supply their families with medical equipment that they may not otherwise be able to afford.


“This is our third time participating in the Annual Pinellas Park Firefighters’ MDA Chili Blaze, and we look forward to participating in the event every year!” commented David Patterson, Chief Information Officer at Protect My Car. “We’d like to thank the Pinellas Park Firefighters for hosting this charitable event! It aims to raise awareness and donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Tampa Bay by bringing the city together in a fun and engaging way.” commented Michal Sabau, Director of Engineering at Protect My Car.


This year, the Protect My Car team outdid themselves by showcasing a one-of-a-kind chili booth built from a car that was resurrected from the junkyard. It featured a spectacular paint job and body work, Bluetooth LEDs, and a horn that honked each time someone made a donation. The unique creation ended up winning second place in the Best Booth Award category, and was largely the handiwork of David Patterson and Michael Sabau, with the assistance of experts at Goliath Car Care.


Giving back to the community as a team is a longstanding commitment at Protect My Car, and is one of the reasons why the company was ranked as the #2 Best Place to Work (extra-large category) by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2017 and 2018, respectively. In February of this year, Protect My Car was named as one Tampa Bay’s Best Place to Work honorees for 2019. Final rankings will be announced at special picnic at George M. Steinbrenner Field on April 12 from 4-7pm. 


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Protect My Car is one of the nation’s leading providers of extended vehicle service contracts. The company’s extended coverage plans are ideal for consumers with cars less than 10 years old and with fewer than 150,000 miles, and whose manufacturer’s warranty has expired or will soon expire. Consumers with vehicles older than 10 years, or with more than 150,000 miles, can take advantage of Protect My Car’s “Ambassador” line of policies, which include 24/7 roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement and repair bill savings of at least 50 percent. All of Protect My Car’s policies are offered with a “Free Look” trial period. If a new customer is not completely satisfied, they can contact Protect My Car’s Customer Service Department within 30 days and receive a full refund of their down payment.


About Protect My Car

Protect My Car is an extended auto warranty company. Our goal here at Protect My Car is to eliminate your worry of being financially responsible for an expensive mechanical breakdown. With our extended auto warranty, you don’t have to worry about being fully burdened with the cost of a covered repair.