Uniroyal Tire Announces National Grand Prize Winner of Soccer Sweepstakes
COLUMBIA, S.C. – (Mar. 5, 2007) – For lucky Columbia resident Delores Saini and her four children Kali, India, Indira and Kira, this year’s soccer season will be a free ride. As the recently selected grand prize winner of Uniroyal Tire’s 2006 “Win a Free Soccer Season Sweepstakes,” Saini was awarded a free set of Uniroyal tires and free automotive services from local tire dealer Pope-Davis Tire & Alignment as well as other prizes to offset soccer expenses. In addition, her oldest daughter’s school soccer program recently received a $1,000 donation from Uniroyal.
“We are so excited about winning!” said Saini. “It’s very important to us that our children stay active in positive activities such as soccer and it’s great to know that there are companies out there like Uniroyal that support the things that matter to our family. We’re very thankful for this prize.”
The “Win a Free Soccer Season” sweepstakes kicked off this past summer, with thousands of soccer parents, including Saini, logging online to http://www.uniroyal.com to enter. In addition to the grand prize, a total of four first prize winners were selected between August and November 2006. First prize winners received $650 worth of gas for their 2007 season commutes to and from the soccer field.
For Saini and her family, the grand prize rewards were substantial. Saini has received a $100 gift card to cover the costs of league registrations, $650 to cover gasoline expenses for four months, a set of Uniroyal tires, and $150 worth of service expenses at her local Uniroyal dealer, Pope-Davis Tire & Alignment. Also benefiting from Saini’s win is her oldest daughter’s soccer team at Summit Parkway Middle School. The Eagles soccer team has received $1,000 from Uniroyal to put towards scholarships, field equipment and any other expenses needed to make this years soccer season full of winners.
“We are pleased to be able to help soccer families with their everyday expenses by providing them good quality tires at affordable prices,” said Kaz Holley, Uniroyal brand director. “This sweepstakes is just another way for us to help out one particular family in a big way.”
Uniroyal Tire is in its eighth year as a major sponsor of youth soccer. This fall, nearly 80,000 young players and their families will visit 900 participating Uniroyal dealers to receive a free soccer ball. Since the program’s inception, Uniroyal and its dealers have donated nearly $10 million in equipment and funds to thousands of youth soccer organizations across the country.
Local Uniroyal dealer, Pope-Davis Tire & Alignment, has been actively involved in the Uniroyal Soccer Program for the past three years and has donated over $2,300 in funds and equipment to local youth soccer programs.
Soccer parents interested in entering the 2007 “Win a Free Soccer Season” Sweepstakes should visit www.uniroyal.com for details coming soon about this year’s promotion. The second sweepstakes will open in June and all new prizes will be awarded June through December for the 2008 soccer season.
Uniroyal Tire is one of the world's leading tire brands for passenger and commercial cars, pick-ups, light trucks, mini vans and sport utility vehicles. Dating back to 1892, Uniroyal Tire has developed a reputation for providing high-quality, affordable tires including its Tiger Paw® and Laredo® tire series. Uniroyal® tires offer just the right combination of dependability, traction and grip in almost every weather condition, and come with one of the industry's leading warranties. Visit Uniroyal Tire online at: www.uniroyal.com.