Comoto Donates Goggles
While waiting for supplies of medical personal protection equipment, dirt bike riding nurses from Central California reached out to Rodger O'Keefe, Cycle Gear's Vice President of retail store operations, and told him that doctors and nurses could actually use motorcycle goggles in the interim to help protect them from the novel coronavirus.
That set things in motion at Comoto Holdings, parent company of Cycle Gear, J&P Cycles and RevZilla. Ken Murphy, the company's President and CEO, decided Comoto would donate $50,000 worth of inventory to hospitals and emergency management offices to help in the COVID-19 fight.
Not long after, Daniel Gómez with UCLA Health called the Cycle Gear store in Lomita, California, and asked about buying goggles in bulk – 2,000 of them. Store Manager Anthony Thacker, who had heard about the donation plan, sent the request up the chain. A team quickly kicked into high gear to get the inventory picked, packed and shipped, free of charge.