The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will team up again this year for their fifth donation drive for the Toys for Tots Foundation.
Visitors can see the progress of construction on the second of the company’s new generation NT airships from noon to 9 p.m. Dec. 11 to 13 at Goodyear’s Wingfoot Lake hangar in Suffield Township, the company announced in a news release Tuesday.
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps to bring holiday cheer to our communities while supporting the Toys for Tots Program,” said Paul Fitzhenry, the company’s senior vice president of global communications. “We are looking forward to a great turnout once again this year.”
Goodyear and the Marines together raised $75,000 and delivered more than 57,000 toys to needy children in the first four years of the drive.
Goodyear is conducting similar events at its blimp bases in Pompano Beach, Calif., home of Wingfoot One, and Carson, Calif., home of Spirit of Innovation.
There is no charge and a donation is not required to enjoy the holiday scene and see the blimps. At each location, visitors can enter a drawing to a win a blimp ride.
Official entry forms for the Goodyear Toys for Tots Blimp Ride Sweepstakes can be obtained at the event or by visiting www.goodyearblimp.com. The completed form can be submitted at the event or via U.S. mail.
Source: Akron Beacon Journal