WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hankook Tire, the official tire of Major League Baseball, will provide thrills to baseball fans at MLB All-Star Week in our nation’s capital July 13-17.
The global tire company with a strong United States presence will be active before and during the All-Star Game Presented by MasterCard, which will take place July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
The fun starts at the Geico All-Star FanFest, held July 13-17 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Hankook will host a booth at the event that will feature special prizes and baseball-themed Hankook merchandise, a life-sized baseball/tire pinball game and other interactive opportunities.
Then, Hankook will host an honored military veteran at the game as part of its relationship with DAV (Disabled American Veterans). The company is providing the veteran and guests with free tickets to the Geico All-Star FanFest and the game, then accompanying them to both events.
“Hankook Tire is proud of its partnership with Major League Baseball and excited to participate in MLB All-Star Week,” said Hankook Tire America Corp. President Hosung Suh. “Just as MLB provides special moments on the field, Hankook enjoys giving drivers special moments on the road. We also value our military veterans and are pleased to provide a token of our appreciation by inviting a DAV member to the game.”
Fans can purchase tickets to All-Star Week events by visiting www.mlb.com/all-star/schedule. The All-Star Game Presented by MasterCard takes place at 7 p.m. Eastern on July 17.
About Hankook Tire America Corp.
Hankook Tire America Corp. is a growing leader in the U.S. tire market, leveraging investments in technology, manufacturing and marketing to deliver high-quality, reliable products that are safer for consumers and the environment. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Hankook America markets and distributes a complete line of high-performance and ultra-high-performance passenger tires, light truck and SUV tires as well as medium truck and bus tires in the United States. Hankook Tire America is a subsidiary of Hankook Tire Co., Ltd., a Forbes Global 2000 company headquartered in Seoul, Korea, and led by President and CEO Hyun Bum Cho.
DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; providing employment resources to veterans and their families and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a non-profit organization with more than 1 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932.