- Continental Tire donates more than $17,000 to public schools in North and South Carolina
- Donation fully funded the wish lists of all fitness and wellness classroom projects in Lancaster, York and Mecklenburg counties
Fort Mill, South Carolina, January 31, 2017 — Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) kicked off the new year by donating more than $17,000 to public schools in Lancaster, York and Mecklenburg counties in need of supplies for classroom projects focused on fitness and wellness, literacy, math and science. Through DonorsChoose.org, an organization that empowers public school teachers from across the country to request much-needed materials and experiences for their students, Continental was able to fully fund all projects in the category of fitness and wellness in all three counties.
Continental’s donation to 24 classroom projects directly helped educate nearly 9,000 students about the importance of fitness, arts and technology in local public schools.
Some of the items donated to the classrooms include soccer balls, basketball hoops, jump ropes, hula hoops, yoga mats, playground equipment, climbing walls, heart rate monitors, iPads, radios, drum sets, books, tables, printer paper, electronic scales, Dash and Dot robotics sets, Electronic Snap Circuit kits and magnets.
“Continental’s generous donation of recess equipment provides a more exciting and fun way for students to stay active during the school day,” said Mr. Tony Forte, Physical Education elementary school teacher from Clinton Elementary School in Lancaster County. “Thank you for helping us use health and wellness to empower our students in all areas of their lives.”
Continental, headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, supports the local community through charitable contributions focused on children and the environment.
“Continental is proud to support projects in Lancaster, York and Mecklenburg counties, where many of our employees live,” said Jochen Etzel, chief executive officer for Continental Tire the Americas, LLC. “We appreciate our teachers and their dedication and commitment to the future of our children in our community.”
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Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2016, the corporation generated preliminary sales of around €40.5 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tire, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs more than 220,000 people in 55 countries.
Based in Fort Mill, S.C., Continental Tire the Americas, LLC manufactures and distributes a complete premium line of passenger, light truck and commercial tires for original equipment and replacement markets. Our ultra-high, performance tires include award-winning technologies that focus on safety, help save money, and reduce CO2 emissions. Continental’s premium products are available at leading independent tire dealers, car dealers, and mass retail companies across North America. Continental Tire is a proud supporter of IMSA, Major League Soccer (MLS), College Basketball, West Coast Customs, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, and Petty’s Garage. For more information visit, www.continentaltire.com.