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Posted on November 15, 2012

Michelin Golf Tournament Raises $330,000 For Charities Around the Nation

New beneficiaries added to Michelin’s list of giving

GREENVILLE, S.C. – (Nov. 15, 2012) – Michelin North America today announced that it raised a record $330,000 from its annual charity golf tournament. The event, which is held in Greenville, S.C., each October, is generously supported by Michelin’s suppliers and business partners.

Michelin has hosted the tournament for 23 years, raising more than $2.3 million. Money raised from this year’s event will be distributed to eight charities located in the communities where the company has manufacturing operations.

“We are ecstatic that this year’s event established a new record amount that will be distributed to help aid even more outstanding organizations that have a positive impact in their communities,” said Herb Johnson, director of community relations for Michelin North America.

The three new charities added to this year’s list of beneficiaries include:

The Barbara Stone Foundation, a Greenville County-based group that aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families;  Cornerstone, a program in Ardmore, Okla., that strives to raise the standards of education via a rigorous curriculum designed to provide students with the tools necessary to succeed both professionally and academically; and Helping Hands of Clemson, S.C., an emergency shelter for abused and neglected children.

Other 2012 charities include:

East Wayne Street Center - Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., The East Wayne Street Center is a not-for-profit organization focused on strengthening families and individuals by empowering them to become self-sufficient. The center has assisted low-income families and children in Fort Wayne for the past 45 years. 

Generations Group Home - This boys’ group home based in Simpsonville, S.C., has been operating since 1991 with the mission of stopping and preventing child sexual abuse.

Special Olympics South Carolina - The vision of Special Olympics South Carolina is to be the leader in lifelong and unified sports programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities, empowering athletes to be valued members of their communities and respected members of society.

Tire Rack Street Survival - Tire Rack Street Survival provides teen drivers with a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations. Experts teach teens about handling limits and prepare them to be more observant and safe drivers.

Wiregrass BEST Robotics - Dothan, Ala.-based Wiregrass Best Robotics is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization with a mission to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology through participation in sports-like, science and engineering-based robotics competition.

About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) has more than 21,400 employees and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. 

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