AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) will recognize hardworking Dallas/Fort Worth-area community members through a new contest, "Your Blimpworthy Story."
Beginning today through Dec. 4, fans in the Dallas/Fort Worth-area, site of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, can nominate a friend, family member, mentor or local community leader who demonstrates "Blimpworthy" attributes – hard work, determination and grit – that make their neighborhood a better place.
All eligible nominations will be judged on a 200-word or less entry and will highlight Blimpworthy characteristics put in action on a daily basis. Sixty-two Dallas/Fort Worth-area winners and their nominators will receive an exclusive football experience, which includes an opportunity to hold the U.S. flag as a participant in the pregame ceremonies and one standing-room-only ticket each to the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on Jan. 2, 2017. Fans can visit www.BlimpworthyStory.com to submit their nominations.
"Blimpworthy is all about the hard work that is required to succeed on and off the field and we are pleased to recognize some determined individuals who are delivering tangible results and benefiting their communities," said Seth Klugherz, Goodyear's North American director of marketing.
To learn more about the Your Blimpworthy Story program, view complete contest rules and inspirational submissions, visit www.BlimpworthyStory.com. To join the Your Blimpworthy Story conversation on Twitter and Facebook, follow #Blimpworthy.
Goodyear, founded in 1898 in Akron, is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs approximately 66,000 people and manufactures its products in 49 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com.
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