Apr 12th 2012 – Kumho Tire USA, Inc., one of the world’s leading tire manufacturers, is happy to announce that it has signed on as the presenting sponsor for ESPN Dallas’ fourth annual youth soccer tournament, the Copa ESPN 2012. Spanning the course of three days, consisting of 72 teams and more than 1,000 of the best youth soccer players, the highly anticipated Copa ESPN 2012 is expected to draw thousands of spectators from across Texas and beyond. Funds and in-kind sponsorships comprise the presenting sponsor designation. Kumho Tire USA decided to make the contribution to Copa ESPN 2012 as it benefits an event that highlights some of the country’s top young athletes, and also sends a message that staying active, such as the talented players do every day, is of the utmost importance for the community’s younger generations. To show their involvement, Kumho Tire USA is inviting fans of all ages to interact with the company on site to meet players and the Kumho Girls, receive giveaway items and more.
“Kumho Tire USA is very excited to be a part of Copa ESPN 2012 to provide kids of all ages the opportunity to showcase their skills and compete against some of the best soccer teams in the region,” said Rick Brennan, V.P. of Marketing for Kumho Tire USA. “Events such as this allow us to be a part of soccer and to support the burgeoning sport here in the U.S. on a grassroots level. The kids playing in the Copa ESPN could very well be the next big name soccer superstars in just a few years.”
Copa ESPN is now one of Dallas-Ft. Worth’s most anticipated youth soccer tournaments. The
three-day event will feature the area’s best recreational and select teams at the McInnish Soccer Complex in Carrollton, Texas. The invitation-only event for players will consist of 72 teams with more than 1,000 players in six age categories (under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18). At the end of the tournament, Copa ESPN will send the championship team from the under 14 category to Orlando, Fla. for the Disney Cup International taking place July 16 to July 21.
Fans and spectators at the McInnish Soccer Complex this weekend are encouraged to stay in close contact with Kumho Tire USA through Facebook (www.Facebook.com/KumhoTire) and Twitter (@KumhoTireUSA) for the chance to win valuable prizes at the event. During the three-day tournament, the Kumho girls will be signing up new Facebook fans and assisting them in entering the live contests. Kumho Tire Facebook followers in the Dallas area not at the Copa ESPN 2012 will also have the opportunity to interact and participate in contests to win prizes. Visit the interactive Kumho Tire USA booth at the soccer complex.
Kumho is the official tire of the Men’s and Women’s U.S. National Soccer teams, allowing even greater United States exposure for the most popular sport in the world.
At Copa ESPN 2012, there will be appearances by radio and television personalities of ESPN Deportes, ESPN 103.3, and ESPNDallas.com. In addition, fans can anticipate special player appearances by Darren Woodson, Nate Newton, Drew Pearson and other former Dallas Cowboy (American) football greats, as well as current players and dancers from the Dallas Mavericks.
For more information on the Copa ESPN 2012 and where you can find Kumho Tire USA’s interactive, on-site exhibit, visit www.espn.go/dallas, keyword “Copa.”