BELLINGHAM, Mass., (Nov. 17, 2008) — Charlie’s Tire & Service Center, Inc. and Uniroyal® Tire have raised donations of over $1200 in both funds and equipment for Bellingham Soccer Association. This is thanks to the Uniroyal Soccer Program, a grassroots initiative that annually supports youth soccer all over the country.

The program has been a major supporter of youth soccer for the past nine years. Alongside its tire dealers, Uniroyal Tire has donated nearly $11 million in funds, including over 818,000 soccer balls, since 2000.

“We were excited to be a part of the soccer program,” said Glenn Gerrior of Charlie’s Tire & Service Center, Inc. “It’s been a great way to do our part for the community. It’s a wonderful feeling to support our youth, especially through an organization such as Bellingham Soccer Association. I love seeing everyone who comes in, and the kids are ecstatic when they get the soccer ball!”

Soccer families can also enter Uniroyal Tire’s “Soccer To Go” sweepstakes at www.uniroyal.com/sweeps. The grand prize includes a “soccer taxi” makeover with a Gameboy® Advance dockable car entertainment system, an entertainment gift card, a free set of Uniroyal tires, and a gas card. In addition, the grand prize winner’s soccer league will receive $1,000 from Uniroyal Tire to put toward field equipment, scholarships and other expenses. A first prize winner will receive a free set of tires and a $500 donation to their soccer league for their 2009 season.

“We started this program to give something back to organizations like Bellingham Soccer Association, who do valuable work for the children of the community,” said Uniroyal Tire Brand Marketing Director Kaz Holley. “Working together with excellent dealers like Charlie’s Tire & Service Center, Inc. is the ideal way to support the people who work so hard to keep kids active and involved. This has been another great year for the Uniroyal Soccer Program.”

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® 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.

To learn more about the Uniroyal Soccer Program, visit the brand’s Web site at www.uniroyal.com. To learn more about Charlie’s Tire & Service Center, Inc. please contact Glenn Gerrior, (508) 883-1211, at 825 S. Main St. in Bellingham.

Jennifer Jensen
(513) 847-4405

Tonya Polydoroff
(864) 458-4511