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Uniroyal program marks 10 years
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The Hinesville Soccer Association has received more than $850 in funds and equipment from Liberty Tire and Brake and Uniroyal Tire as part of an ongoing partnership. The program is currently in its 10th year of supporting youth soccer teams across the nation.

Since its creation in 2000, the Uniroyal Soccer Program has helped countless players and teams. This year, the program is celebrating a decade of service and nearly $12 million in donations of funds and equipment, including nearly one million soccer balls.

"This program is about making lasting relationships in the community and supporting our local youth," said Daniel Wedincamp of Liberty Tire and Brake. "Contributing to the Hinesville Soccer Association through a larger youth movement gives us a great sense of accomplishment. The program is an opportunity to connect with the community, and we are delighted to see the players’ smiling faces when they receive their soccer balls."

"This grassroots initiative started originally with 200 dealers and has become a huge success," said Jill Weninger Goulette, Uniroyal Tire marketing communications manager. "With 10 years of commitment and hard work, the program has grown to include over 1,000 passionate dealers, like Liberty Tire and Brake, throughout North America. Bringing value and quality to families is what Uniroyal Tire strives for, and the soccer program enables us to do so in an unmatched way."

To commemorate the anniversary, Uniroyal is giving away a soccer ball every day in 2009. Every winner is entered into the soccer season survival giveaway for a chance to win the grand prize — a package that will include the top 10 things needed for a great soccer season: a $500 gas card, a set of Uniroyal tires, a GPS system, a video recorder and more. To enter or for details, go to

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