UNIROYAL® TIRE LAUNCHES SECOND YOUTH SOCCER SWEEPSTAKES
Register To Win a Free Clinic with Olympic Champion Julie Foudy
Greenville, S.C. (March 3, 2005) — It is every child's dream to learn a sport from the stars they admire most. Uniroyal Tire is again presenting today's youth with that opportunity through the second annual "Uniroyal Tire Julie Foudy Clinic Sweepstakes."
For the second year, Uniroyal Tire will award one Grand Prize to the lucky winner and his or her youth soccer team consisting of a free three-hour clinic to be coached by three-time Olympic Medalist and two-time World Cup Champion, Julie Foudy. The clinic will offer the winner and his/her team a chance to learn directly from one of the top stars in U.S. professional soccer.
"This sweepstakes promotion is a great way for Uniroyal Tire to reach out to youth soccer and its players," explained Thom Peebles, Uniroyal brand marketing director. "Julie is a fantastic role model for kids and their parents alike. She represents the best in U.S. athletics and truly exemplifies the word 'professional'."
Building on the success of last year's Sweepstakes, Uniroyal Tire has made some exciting changes to the 2005 contest. To encourage more people to enter and to have a chance of winning the Grand Prize, the promotional period has been extended from four to eight months. In addition, parents can enter the sweepstakes once a month allowing them to be eligible for 12 monthly, First Prize drawings to win a personally autographed soccer ball from Foudy. In November, Uniroyal will conduct a final drawing from all entries received throughout the promotional period to select the 2005 Grand Prize winner. Parents can register at www.uniroyal.com/sweeps March 1 through October 31, 2005.
Last year, thousands of parents registered on behalf of their children for the 2004 inaugural sweepstakes. Brandy Kieschnick of Nederland, Tex., was announced as the 2004 Grand Prize winner. Thrilled with the opportunity, Kieschnick's two daughters and members of their soccer league, the Gulf Coast Youth Soccer Club, will join Foudy on May 21, 2005 near Nederland for the winner's clinic.
"To see this sport through the eyes of these kids makes me love my job even more," exclaimed Foudy. "I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Uniroyal Tire and host this sweepstakes. It truly is an honor to work with tomorrow's future Olympians."
Foudy, past captain of Team U.S.A. that won the Gold Medal at last year's Summer Olympics, has worked with Uniroyal Tire for five years. During that time, she has helped generate public awareness of Uniroyal's support of the game of soccer. In total, Foudy has assisted Uniroyal Tire and its dealers in donating nearly $8 million in equipment and funds to more than 1,200 youth soccer organizations across the country.
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Uniroyal Tire Julie Foudy Sweepstakes: No purchase necessary. Visit www.uniroyal.com/sweeps beginning 12:01am PT on 3/1/05 through 11:30pm PT on 10/31/05 for information on how to enter the sweepstakes. Entries must be received by 11:59pm PT on 10/31/05. Open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Entrant must be a parent/legal guardian of a child/ward 5 – 17 years of age as of 10/31/05 who is a member of a local soccer league. Void where prohibited. See official rules at www.uniroyal.com/sweeps for complete details.