Goodyear Honoured for US NASCAR Charity Auction
Goodyear, exclusive tyre supplier to the top three racing divisions of the US NASCAR championship, announced on July 24 that its ‘Get There’ charity auction has raised US$24,000 for The NASCAR Foundation and its driver affiliated charities. The auction, which saw fans place bids for 43 authentic race used Goodyear Eagle tyres, each signed by top drivers and including important race statistics, was reportedly highly successful, and as a mark of appreciation Goodyear was awarded the honour of being named a “Champion Friend of the Foundation” for the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup season. This is, according to the foundation, the highest distinction for charitable participation that can be conferred upon a one-time donor.
“As a long-standing supplier of NASCAR, we’re very proud to help support The NASCAR Foundation and its important mission,” said Stu Grant, Goodyear’s general manager of global race tyres. “Goodyear would like to thank all the fans who bid on these unique race-used Eagle tyres and helped us raise so much money for The NASCAR Foundation.”
“We are grateful to Goodyear for helping us make this auction such a huge success and are proud to welcome them as a Champion Friend of the Foundation,” said The NASCAR Foundation executive director Sandy Marshall. “The winning bidders should feel good knowing that the proceeds generated from the auction will go a long way in helping the Foundation achieve its mission of making a difference in the lives of those who need it most.”