DEARBORN, Mich., August  13, 2010 – Ford Motor Company has teamed up with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to give back to the women and men in the U.S. Armed Forces through the Support Our Troops® Sweepstakes.

The Support Our Troops Sweepstakes is part of a National campaign, launched by Goodyear, giving fans a chance to show their gratitude and recognize the service of the women and men in the U.S. Armed Forces by raising funds to benefit the troops and their families through Support Our Troops, a nonprofit nationwide organization which bolsters the morale and well-being of America’s troops and their families.
Ford Motor Company will provide the Grand Prize of a 2011 Ford Taurus SEL valued at $30,000.  Now through September 13th, Fans have the opportunity to enter once a day at www.goodyearsupportourtroops.com for their chance to win.

The 2011 Ford Taurus combines class-leading technologies with confident, engaging driving dynamics and unsurpassed fuel economy. Since its launch, the all-new Taurus has been a huge sales success; May 2010 saw Taurus sales nearly double over the same period a year earlier. Recently J.D. Power gave Ford the highest initial quality among all non-luxury brands with the Taurus ranked the highest within its respective segment.

“We are proud to be involved in Goodyear’s Support Our Troops program,” said Tim Duerr, Ford Motor Company North America Motorsports Marketing Manager. “This program is a great way to honor the women and men who have given so much for our country. We are delighted to give fans that support this program a chance to win a brand-new 2011 Ford Taurus.”

Goodyear has a longstanding history with the U.S. Armed Forces, with over 100 years of commitment to building innovative and reliable equipment to support and protect our troops. The Support Our Troops program is the newest initiative they have created to give back.
 “The Support Our Troops program has been a great way for Goodyear to show their gratitude and respect for all of the uniformed women and men who protect us and our families each and every day,” said Kris Kienzl, Goodyear’s NASCAR marketing manager. “We are thankful that Ford has joined us in showing support.”

Along with the sweepstakes, the Goodyear Support Our Troops web site provides consumers a variety of ways to show their support for the troops including a charitable donation link and giving fans a chance to share videos featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers thanking members of the U.S. Armed Forces for their service.
Fans must be 18 years or older and a resident of the continental United States. Visit www.goodyearsupportourtroops.com today for your chance to win.