Cooper Tire & Rubber Company secured its first-ever U.S. original equipment passenger car fitment in early 2013 when the tire maker’s RS3-A tire was selected as original equipment for the Ford Focus Titanium and SE models. Cooper was there to purchase the very first Ford Focus Titanium to feature its tires as the vehicle came off the assembly line at the Ford Motor Company Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich. This vehicle—which is a piece of history for Cooper and has been carefully stored since its purchase—was recently donated for fundraising purposes to the United Way of Hancock County by Cooper in recognition of the company’s 100th anniversary.
Tickets to win this special vehicle are $10 each and are available on an ongoing basis at Reineke Ford, 12000 County Road 99 in Findlay, and at Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St. and online here. Tickets will also be for sale at Balloon Fest on Saturday, August 9 at Emory Adams Park. The winner of the vehicle will be drawn at the United Way of Hancock County kick off celebration September 5. The event takes place from 7 to 9 a.m. at Great Scot, 2021 Broad Ave. Proceeds from all raffle tickets sold to win the vehicle benefit United Way of Hancock County.
“Cooper is doing something special by donating a vehicle that has such significance to the company upon its 100th anniversary. We are pleased to be able to leverage it for awareness and additional funding that will go to help people throughout Hancock County,” said John Urbanski, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Hancock County. “Cooper is a great local partner to our organization and we appreciate this very special gift in what is a milestone year for the company.”
“The United Way is critical to maintaining and improving the quality of life in Hancock County,” said Cooper Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Roy Armes. “Celebrating our 100th anniversary is as much about supporting our community as it is about honoring our own legacy as a company. The mission of the United Way is to ‘measurably improve people's lives,’ and the organization does a tremendous job providing safety net services to meet crisis needs, while also working on long-term solutions in the areas of education, income and health. Cooper is pleased, in our centennial year, to make a special effort to facilitate additional community giving to support these areas by donating a vehicle that is uniquely Cooper,” he said.