GREENVILLE, S.C. - (Mar. 11, 09) - Thanks to the Uniroyal® Tire “Soccer to Go” sweepstakes, Ishmael and Madison Gonzales will never have to leave soccer on the field. The father-daughter team from Irving, Texas, won the Grand Prize package. Doug and his daughter Julie Heydrick won the first prize package.
The Gonzales family won the grand prize consisting of:
"It was so incredible to hear that we won," said Mr. Gonzales. "I'm so glad that my kids are able to participate in soccer. Because of the soccer program we knew about this great opportunity."
Thousands of soccer families from across the United States went to www.UniroyalTires.com to enter the sweepstakes. The Uniroyal Soccer Program donates funds and equipment to youth soccer leagues in America. To date, the program has donated nearly $12 million in funds and equipment, including over 875,000 soccer balls, to young soccer players and the communities that support them.
“Since the Uniroyal Soccer Program began 10 years ago, it’s been a way to bring people in the community closer together,” said Kaz Holley, Uniroyal brand director. “The year-end ‘Soccer to Go’ sweepstakes is a great way to focus on the larger community of soccer families in America, even those that don’t have first-hand experience with the soccer program. It’s our way of ending the 2008 soccer season on a high note.”
The Uniroyal Soccer Program is celebrating ten years of supporting youth soccer across the U.S. and commemorating the anniversary with a new giveaway in 2009. Each day there will be a drawing for a free Uniroyal soccer ball. At the end of the year, a Grand Prize winner will receive the “Soccer Season Survival Kit,” worth $5,000, which includes everything a family needs to play soccer in style: a GPS system, a new set of Uniroyal tires, gift cards for snacks and gas, and more. Soccer families can enter at www.UniroyalTires.com/sweeps.
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.UniroyalTires.com.