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Overland Park, KS (March, 12th 2019) – Heartland Soccer Association, a nonprofit organization, is
delighted to announce that Discount Tire has become the Official Tire Supplier of Heartland Soccer
Association, as well as the new title sponsor of the Kansas City Champions Cup Driven by Discount
Tire. Heartland Soccer Association is the region’s largest youth soccer league with 21,000 players
ranging from ages 9 – 19 participating annually. They also produce multiple tournaments each
year, including the Kansas City Champions Cup, which is in its 12th year and has been established
as a top spring event that attracts 475-plus teams from throughout the Midwest.

“I can’t think of a more trusted, community based partnership for our dedicated athletes that
compete every day at Heartland Soccer than Discount Tire.” explained Shane Hackett, Heartland
Soccer Executive Director. “When it comes to buying new tires, Discount Tire is an undisputed
leader and we are proud to have them as our partner.”

This far-reaching partnership with Discount Tire is part of an ongoing commitment to elevate
youth soccer as a vehicle for developing well-rounded children both on-and-off the field.
“We’re looking forward to our partnership with Heartland Soccer,” said Rob Wise, Discount Tire
vice president – Heartland Region. “With their core values of sportsmanship, integrity, discipline,
respect, leadership and excellence, it made perfect sense to support their efforts through the
newly rebranded Kansas City Champions Cup driven by Discount Tire.”
As part of the partnership, Discount Tire will deliver unique programming and engagement to the
1,300 Heartland Soccer Association teams, attendees onsite at the Kansas City Champions Cup and
in the local community.
About Discount Tire
Discount Tire, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., is the world’s largest independent tire and wheel retailer.
Founded in 1960 by Bruce Halle, the company does business under the trade name Discount Tire
in most of the U.S., America’s Tire in parts of California, and as Discount Tire Direct in markets
outside the reach of retail stores. The company currently serves customers as their trusted

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neighborhood tire retailer at more than 1,000 stores in 35 states across the country. Discount Tire
is heavily involved in motorsports, serving as a primary sponsor of the No. 2 Ford Mustang driven
by Brad Keselowski in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, as well as the No. 22 Ford Mustang
driven by Austin Cindric in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Discount Tire is also the official wheel and
tire retailer of Monster Energy AMA Supercross. For more information, visit
discounttire.com/about-us/motorsports or like Discount Tire on Facebook
at http://www.facebook.com/discounttire.

04/16/2019 News, Sponsor
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