FINDLAY, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Four winners were announced today for Hercules ® Tires' Destination Recreation summer sweepstakes. The contest, which asked people to share their favorite vacation photo for a chance to win a road-trip getaway, garnered thousands of submissions from all over the U.S.
"We are so grateful to everyone who entered the sweepstakes," said Suzy Mitchell, manager, brand development, for Hercules. "Every day of the contest, our office went on a virtual vacation through pictures from France, Costa Rica, Mexico and wonderful National Parks like Yosemite and Glacier. You shared photos from destination weddings and once-in-a-lifetime family holidays, and the stories behind the photos were sometimes hilarious, often touching. One of the best parts of the sweepstakes has been notifying the winners."
Grand Prize winners received tickets to an amusement park, water resort, off-road park or recreation destination of their choice, as well as hotel accommodations, $500 spending cash and a new set of Hercules tires. First and second prize winners were also chosen.
Matt Turpen from Springfield, IL will be taking his wife and five-year old son to Disney World for the first time. "We are so excited about this trip, and the opportunity for our son to visit Disney World," said Turpen. "He's at an age where he will be able to appreciate and remember the experience, and we are grateful to Hercules for the trip."
Additional winners include Lisa Sievers from Philadelphia, PA, Laura Ruger from Harding, PA and Pamela Morrison from Gilbert, SC. Ms. Morrison has elected to visit San Antonio in the fall. She is related to Davey Crockett and plans to see the Alamo. Ms. Sievers and her husband have made new dining experiences their destination of choice. Ms. Ruger is looking forward to visiting Williamsburg for an amusement park adventure and historic sight-seeing.
"With this contest, we wanted to honor the American tradition of the summer road trip," said Jedd Emans, vice president of marketing for Hercules tires. "We know there isn't a one-size fits all kind of vacation, and we wanted our winners to have a memorable getaway. It's been an incredible experience for us, and we look forward to seeing the pictures our winners take during their getaways."
About Hercules Tires
Hercules Tires is widely recognized as the industry's premier value brand with a comprehensive selection of passenger, UHP, light truck, medium truck and specialty tires. Since 1952, independent tire dealers and distributors have trusted Hercules to deliver outstanding quality, exceptional support, and unsurpassed value.
Hercules is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Tire Distributors, Inc. American Tire Distributors is one of the largest independent suppliers of tires in the North American replacement tire market. The company offers an unsurpassed breadth and depth of inventory, frequent delivery and value-added services to approximately 72,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada.