STOW, Ohio (May 1, 2014) — Employees of Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels will participate in a Day of Action June 20 in support of the Summit County United Way.
Each year many Mickey Thompson employees volunteer to participate in a special fundraising campaign for United Way, with the Day of Action established as a “day of work and fun” to aid local nonprofit health and human service agencies in Summit County, said Stow-based Max-Trac Tire Co., which does business as Mickey Thompson.
Volunteers may help with a variety of duties including cleaning up playgrounds and painting, reading to children, delivering meals to those in need and a variety of other projects that benefit the community.
In 2013, Mickey Thompson employees pitched in as volunteers and raised more than $10,000 — a 36-percent increase over the previous year’s campaign — and were recently recognized for their achievement by the Summit County United Way, according to the private brand tire distributor, which is a subsidiary of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
“Our involvement with the United Way of Summit County is another example of the passion that the members of Team M/T exhibit for the well-being of our company and community,” said Mickey Thompson President Chris Barbara,
“We are proud to be part of a dedicated effort to help improve the lives of those in our community by contributing to programs that provide greater opportunities for those in need. Under the continued leadership of Team M/T Human Resource leaders Tamara Smith and Tiffany Thuma, Mickey Thompson will continue to make charitable giving and event participation a priority.”
More information about Summit County United Way is available on its website.
MT, founded in 1963 by racing legend Mickey Thompson, markets racing and high-performance tires and wheels for street, strip, truck and off-road applications.
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