2014 Special Olympics Usa Games Announces STS Tire And Auto Centers As A Presenting Partner For Athletics

2014 USA Games Athletics Events To Be Held in Princeton, N.J.

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ (August 28, 2013) – The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games announced today that STS  Tire and Auto Centers (STS) has signed on as a Silver Level Partner and will be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2014 USA Games Athletics Competition at Weaver Stadium on the campus of Princeton University.  The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games will be hosted by New Jersey, June 14-21, 2014.  Nearly 3,500 athletes will compete in 16 sports, supported by 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and 70,000 spectators. 

“As an employee owned business, we knew a partnership with STS would include more than just a financial boost to the Games but an emotional investment as well,” said TJ Nelligan, President  & Chairman of the 2014 USA Games.  “STS has empowered its employees to truly become part of these Games by creating internal programs for its owner-employees and customers to personally contribute to and benefit from the company’s partnership of the 2014 USA Games.” 

As Presenting Sponsor of Athletics, STS will be recognized throughout Weaver Stadium as well as in all external communications regarding the Athletics Competition at the 2014 USA Games.  Over 450 athletes will compete in track and field events during the Games.  STS will be highlighting its partnership with the 2014 USA Games in much of its marketing initiatives over the next year, including in billboards and radio advertising.  Weaver Stadium is a state-of-the-art venue for outdoor track and field and provides available seating for nearly 2,500 spectators. The innovative design was crafted by Don Paige, formerly the best half-miler in the world. The oval is eight lanes across, with each lane 1.22 meters in width and features an impressively long radius of 36.5 meters on the turns. It is made of durable brick red full-depth polyurethane, the safest, fastest and most comfortable surface available.

“Partnering with the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games provides STS with a unique opportunity to give back to the communities we serve by embracing the overall mission of the Special Olympics. As a 100% employee-owned New Jersey based company we’re proud to be sponsoring Athletics and look forward to supporting the athletes as they demonstrate their incredible determination and spirit to succeed,” said Bill Caulin, president of STS.

About Somerset Tire Service (STS Tire & Auto Centers):

Founded in 1958 in Somerset County, NJ, Somerset Tire Service (also known as STS Tire & Auto Centers) has taken pride in providing exceptional service and superior value to customers for fifty-five years. STS Tire & Auto Centers is the largest independent tire and automotive service company in the Northeast, with retail locations throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Unique to the retail tire and automotive repair industry, it’s an employee-owned company, dedicated to providing customers with convenient locations where long-term relationships are established based on TRUST. To continue to uphold its reputation for honesty and ethical business practices, employee-owners still follow the STS promise, which was established by the company’s founder:

    • Your vehicle is ready when promised
    • Our work is done right the first time
    • You pay only for work you authorized

STS Tire & Auto Centers is a full service tire and automotive service retailer. Services provided include oil changes to brakes, batteries, engines, shocks, struts, and more. Product offerings include top quality major brands such as Bridgestone, Firestone, Michelin, Toyo, Pirelli, Goodyear, Yokohama, Continental and more, plus brand name automotive parts. Each location is staffed with well-trained management and ASE certified technicians who’ll take pride in caring for your vehicle as if it were their own. STS Tire & Auto Centers service a wide variety of vehicles, foreign and domestic, including passenger cars, minivans, light trucks, CUV’s, and SUV’s. For additional information, please visit http://www.ststire.com, “Like” us at  and follow us athttp://twitter.com/STSTire

About the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games

The Special Olympics USA Games will be hosted by New Jersey June 14-21, 2014.  Nearly 3,500 athletes will compete in 16 Olympic-style team and individual sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and 70,000 family, friends and spectators. The Special Olympics USA Games will celebrate the Special Olympics movement, promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport and showcase athletes from throughout the U.S. and the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. The 2014 USA Games will also highlight Special Olympics’ work in sport, education, health and communities. Founding partners for the 2014 Special Olympic USA Games include Barnabas Health, HESS, PSE&G, ShopRite, Toys R”Us and WWE. Learn more about the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games at www.2014specialolympics.org and follow the Games on Facebook atFacebook.com/SpecialOlympicsUSAGames and Twitter @2014USAGames.

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