We are happy that NASCAR fans - some of the most patriotic and dedicated fans in the world – will have another great way to show their support through this program.
(Vocus) July 13, 2010
Goodyear is giving sports fans and memorabilia collectors the chance to own a piece of NASCAR history. From now through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, July 17th, The Goodyear Support Our Troops Charity Auction, held online at http://www.Goodyear.com, is offering fans the chance to own special limited edition Goodyear “Support Our Troops” race-used tires from the July 3rd Coke Zero 400. These one-of-a kind Goodyear Eagle racing tires, which feature a never-before-seen look created just for the two July 4th holiday weekend races at Daytona, have been individually autographed by the top NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers who raced on them, including Ryan Newman – driver of the U.S. Army Chevrolet, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and others. Proceeds from the sale of all auction items, including the Goodyear tires and several items donated by NASCAR sponsors, will go directly to Support Our Troops®, a nonprofit nationwide organization whose highly effective programs deliver more than $8 million per year in care packs and requested items to the front lines, positive support at home, kids’ camp assistance and more.
Each autographed race-used Goodyear Support Our Troops tire will come with a certificate of authenticity that includes the driver’s name and car number, the race in which the tire was used, the driver’s finish in the race and the tire’s identification number. A minimum bid price was set for each tire depending upon expected interest levels and ranges from $100 to $200; minimum bid prices will be displayed in each individual listing.
“We are very proud to have an iconic American company like Goodyear support us in our efforts to positively impact the lives of our country’s service men and women and their families,” said Martin C. Boire, Executive Director of Support Our Troops. “We are happy that NASCAR fans - some of the most patriotic and dedicated fans in the world – will have another great way to show their support through this program.”
Goodyear has a longstanding history with the U.S. Armed Forces, with over 100 years of commitment to building innovative and reliable equipment to support and protect our troops. To this day, Goodyear continues to develop and test new possible fitments for U.S. military vehicles. Goodyear’s commitment extends beyond products and charitable donations; Goodyear prides itself on hosting events at U.S. military bases throughout the year, bringing NASCAR drivers and the Goodyear Blimp. These events allow the military service men and women and their families a chance to interact with the drivers and take rides on the Goodyear Blimp.