BETHLEHEM, Pa. (Aug. 18, 2009) — CJ's Tire & Automotive Services and Hankook Tire America Corp. joined forces recently in a special promotion at the Philadelphia Eagles training camp.
Birdsboro, Pa.-based CJ's Tire and Hankook invited customers and Eagles fans from the Philadelphia area Aug. 8 to their VIP tent at the Eagles camp at Leigh University in Bethlehem. Items were given away, including a signed helmet and VIP field passes.
Guests attended a luncheon with an opportunity to meet Eagles players, and CJ's Tire 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 said it routinely supports charities in the Philadelphia area. Most recently, the company took part in the RTR Planes & Porsches AutoX autocross event and donated an Eagles jersey autographed by player Kevin Curtis to benefit the ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Association Charity.
“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 and CJ's Tire will be partnering again with the Eagles and Jefferson Hospital to hold an autocross fundraiser. Proceeds will go to breast cancer research.