GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 6, 2003)—Uniroyal Tire has re-signed soccer star Julie Foudy as national spokeswoman for the tire maker's youth soccer programs.
Ms. Foudy, who has been involved with the Uniroyal brand, owned by Michelin North America Inc., for the past four years, renewed her contract for another year, a spokesman said. Ms. Foudy is captain of both the U.S. Women's National team and the San Diego Spirit.
As spokeswoman, Ms. Foudy will help generate public awareness and support of TOPSoccer, U.S. Youth Soccer's national outreach program that helps children with disabilities play soccer. The tire maker said she has helped Uniroyal generate 150 million consumer impressions for the TOPSoccer program. Uniroyal is a title sponsor of the program.
“Julie is a role model for so many kids, not to mention an outstanding professional athlete,” said Tim Jamison, Uniroyal brand director. “We are extremely proud to have Julie representing Uniroyal and look forward to continuing to foster growth in youth soccer.”