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Title 8/17/2009 - CJ’s Tire and Hankook Cheer on Philadelphia Eagles at Training Camp
Date 08/19/2009 Count 16585

CJ’s Tire and Hankook Cheer on Philadelphia Eagles at Training Camp

City of Brotherly Love Receives VIP Treatment

WAYNE, N.J. Aug. 17, 2009 - CJ’s Tire & Automotive and Hankook Tire America Corp. set up shop at the Philadelphia Eagles training camp this month to educate consumers about the brand and give back to the community.

Through a promotional opportunity with the Eagles, Hankook and CJ’s Tire invited customers and Eagles fans from the Philadelphia area to their VIP tent at the field Saturday, Aug. 8. Guests attended a luncheon with an opportunity to meet Eagles players and got an up-close and personal view of training camp action. CJ’s Tire also partnered with the Make-a-Wish Foundation to host a 9-year-old boy and his family.

“We have 11 stores here in Pennsylvania and we’re an active part of this community,” said Greg Mynaugh, director of sales and operations of CJ’s Tire. “This was our chance to give back to the city of Philadelphia and help make a child’s wish come true.”

CJ’s Tire routinely supports charities in the Philadelphia area. Most recently the company took part in the RTR Planes & Porsches AutoX autocross event, donating an Eagles jersey autographed by wide-receiver Kevin Curtis to benefit the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Association Charity.

The Philadelphia Eagles training camp is held at Leigh University in Bethlehem and is one of the largest training camps in the NFL averaging 60,000 fans. The promotional sponsorship included Hankook and CJ’s branding throughout the Eagles training camp and expo row, VIP tent, web banners on the Eagles website, plus promotional items given away to attendees. CJ’s also gave away a signed helmet and VIP field passes and hosted a ‘tire toss’ event using Hankook tires.

“Hankook is happy to be part of CJ’s Tire’s philanthropic efforts,” said William Bainbridge, director of brand communications, Hankook Tire America Corp. “We value the community involvement we see from our dealers across the country. Giving back to our customers is the best way to build relationships and show our appreciation for their support.”

In October, Hankook Tire and CJ’s will be partnering again along with the Philadelphia Eagles and Jefferson Hospital to hold an autocross fundraiser with all of the proceeds going to tackling Breast Cancer.

About Hankook Tire America Corp.
Headquartered in Wayne, N.J., Hankook Tire America Corp. is a technology-focused, market-driven company that markets and distributes a complete line of high performance and ultra-high performance passenger tires, light truck, SUV tires, as well as medium truck and bus tires to more than 400 independent dealers through 3000+ retail sales locations in the United States and Canada.

For more information, please visit the Hankook website at www.hankooktireusa.com.

About CJ’s Tire
Since 1971 CJ's Tire & Automotive has been providing brand products and the finest workmanship provided by well-trained technicians. Their 11 locations in Pennsylvania offer a full line of tires, wheels, and automotive services, with all products and services back by their philosophy of QSVP: Quality, Service, Value, and Price.

Headquartered in Birdsboro with locations throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, CJ's Tire specializes in the sale and installation of a full range of passenger car, performance, and truck/SUV tires and custom wheels. CJ's also provides complete automotive service for both foreign and domestic vehicles.

Media Contacts:
Bill Bainbridge Cindy Kamerad Jeff Wandell
Director of Brand Communication Account Director Assistant Account Executive
Hankook Tire America Corp Weber Shandwick Weber Shandwick
Phone: 973-633-9000 x 531 Phone: 248-203-8112 Phone: 248-203-8096
wbainbridge@hankooktireusa.com ckamerad@webershandwick.com jwandell@webershandwick.com

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