Uniroyal® Soccer Program Going Above and Beyond in 2011!
Uniroyal is celebrating 12 years supporting youth soccer across the nation! The program began in 2000 with 200 dealers and has since spanned the U.S. and Canada benefiting more than 3,000 youth soccer programs! Working with local tire dealers, Uniroyal has donated nearly $13 million in funds and equipment in the past 12 years, including more than one million soccer balls. 2011 has already grown to surpass our biggest expectations! With our spring 2011 program wrapping up and fall 2011 program underway, we are very excited to begin a year of meaningful community relationships.
“With the 12th year already producing a significant increase in dealer enrollment and soccer league participation, we can only imagine the impact and growth this will have on the youth today,” said Ana Martin, Uniroyal Tire Communications Manager. “The program has grown to include more than 1,100 dealers, reaching nearly one million families! Each year, we hope to see that number keep climbing, and so far, we have yet to be disappointed by the show of support and participation from our loyal past and new participants.”
During a 30-day program period, youth soccer league participants will receive a certificate that can be redeemed at their participating tire dealer to get a free soccer ball, while supplies last. After the program period, Uniroyal® and the tire dealer will donate $2 to the league for every Uniroyal® tire sold to the public during the promotion. Families will also be offered a customized multi-branded rebate.
“This program not only provides a great opportunity for Uniroyal to give back to the community, but it also allows kids to enjoy a free soccer ball,” said Martin. “On top of the soccer ball donation, which allows local dealers to support their neighborhood soccer programs face-to-face, the leagues also receive a charitable contribution. It is a great opportunity for local businesses to give back, and we are very honored to be a part of such a great cause.”
Since many leagues supported by the Uniroyal Soccer Program are not-for-profit, they operate solely on volunteer time and money. The soccer program not only facilitates the action of playing soccer but also helps keep organizations strong while focusing on the importance of community.
New 2011 Soccer Ball Design
Our soccer ball design challenge was an exciting way to start 2011. There were nearly one thousand entries and in the end, Garron Garcia of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s soccer ball design will be seen on soccer fields across the U.S.!
In addition to Garron’s design being showcased all over the country, he was rewarded with an exciting prize package, which included: a set of Uniroyal® Tires, an Apple® Ipad™, a $1000 cash prize, a FIFA World Cup™ jersey of his choice, a Visa® gift card, a $500 car service gift certificate from Robertson’s Tire, and a $100 gift certificate to Academy Sports. Ladies and gentleman…we’re proud to introduce to you our new 2011 Uniroyal Soccer Ball! Congratulations Garron!
“This is our 3rd year participating in the Uniroyal program with our loyal sponsor, Morristown Tire, It's been a huge success and we look forward to another great year.”
- Edward Thornton, Morris United Soccer Club, Morristown, NJ
“Thank you so much for your continued support of our soccer program that helps to bring HOPE for life to those who play”
-Mark Humphreys, Franklin Family YMCA, Franklin TN
“We love the program and being able to give back to the community. We are very excited to participate every spring, and are looking forward to being able to participate this fall as well. Thanks for keeping the program going every year.”
- Cindy Nall, ABC Truck and Tire Repair, Stafford, VA
“Great promotion – best one this year for MAST products! We will do it again next year – thank you.”
- Mike May, Major Brands, Morehead, KY
Uniroyal Soccer Gives Back
“The soccer balls arrived!!! Thank you so very very much! The kids in Malawi (and their parents) will be absolutely thrilled to have real balls. We've never seen a doll or a store-bought toy truck in Malawi -- most children simply don't have toys. Balls are at the very top of the wish list, however, since every child knows about 'Futball' and the super stars that come from Africa.”
-Sherri Kirkpatrick, HealthEd Connect, Independence, MO
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For more information about the soccer program, call the Uniroyal Soccer Hotline 877-894-3314, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.