FINDLAY, Ohio (Dec. 29, 2005) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has announced that Bill Gibson from Islip Terrace, N.Y., has won the grand prize in the Cooper Tires Ultimate Bowl Tour sweepstakes.
Mr. Gibson, 48, and his three sons will attend five college football bowl games in San Antonio, Memphis, Atlanta, Miami and Pasadena during the next eight days. They are traveling in a private jet, and Cooper is providing all of the bowl game tickets, hotel accommodations, and transportation needs. Mr. Gibson will be chronicling the Cooper Tires Ultimate Bowl Tour
journey each day through a Web log at http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/specialsection/coopertire/.
“This is really a great prize— all the bowl games, flying on a private jet, staying in nice hotels,” Mr. Gibson said. “I'm a big college football fan, so I'm looking forward to seeing some great games. I still can't believe I won. My sons put me in front of the computer almost a dozen times to register, and luck took care of the rest.”
Twenty-five first-prize winners in the Cooper Tires Ultimate Bowl Tour won certificates for Cooper tires valued at up to $500 per set; 50 second-prize winners won limited edition Cooper Tires apparel.