May 18, 2016 NASHVILLE, Tenn.
Bridgestone Americas to Support U.S. Paralympics on the Road to Rio
Bridgestone shares a common set of values with the Olympic and Paralympic movements, and shares a passion for performance with the incredible athletes and para-athletes that are the driving force of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Christine Karbowiak, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Risk Officer, Bridgestone AmericasClick to Tweet
Bridgestone Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of the world’s largest tire and rubber company, has signed a partnership with U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), which will see the company support the U.S. Paralympic team through the next eight years. Through this relationship, Bridgestone will support U.S. Paralympics – and its athletes – at the upcoming Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, and the soon-to-be-determined 2024 Paralympic Games.
In March, Bridgestone Corporation, Bridgestone America’s Tokyo-headquartered parent company and a Worldwide Olympic Partner, announced an agreement with the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games that makes Bridgestone Corporation a Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Gold Partner. In April, Bridgestone Americas officially welcomed three-time Paralympic medalist Will Groulx to its Team Bridgestone roster of athletes. Groulx, who transitioned from wheelchair rugby to para-cycling in 2013, is currently training to compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
“Bridgestone shares a common set of values with the Olympic and Paralympic movements, and shares a passion for performance with the incredible athletes and para-athletes that are the driving force of the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” said Christine Karbowiak, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Risk Officer, Bridgestone Americas. “We believe that sport has the power to excite, inspire and unite people from diverse backgrounds all over the world, and we’re proud to partner with Team USA, U.S. Paralympics and athletes like Will as they chase their dreams.”
Bridgestone Corporation proudly announced its official Worldwide Olympic Partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on June 13, 2014, making a long-term commitment to the Olympic Movement which extends through 2024. In the countdown to Rio 2016, and through 2024, Bridgestone will work in partnership with the IOC to support the Olympic Games and National Olympic Committees around the world.
To learn more about Bridgestone’s partnership with U.S. Paralympics, visit www.bridgestoneamericas.com.