Yokohama is Sending 12 Lucky US Youth Soccer Members to England for a ‘Chelsea FC Experience’

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SANTA ANA, CA – (April 24, 2017) – London’s calling…and Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) is answering. YTC, in conjunction with US Youth Soccer, is sending 12 Yokohama Skills Challenge participants (along with chaperones) to England for a “Chelsea FC Experience,” including a visit to legendary Stamford Bridge.

The contest, which runs through June 3, is open to US Youth Soccer members, ages 13-18, who compete in select Yokohama Skills Challenge events across the U.S., including the Needham Memorial Day Tournament Driven by Yokohama, May 26-29. There’s also a chance to win by going online at

Yokohama is the Official Tire Sponsor of US Youth Soccer, which is the largest youth sports organization in the country. Yokohama is also the Official Shirt Sponsor of the English Premier League’s powerhouse team, Chelsea FC.

“The Yokohama Skills Challenge is part of US Youth Soccer’s nationwide tour and helps kids of all ages develop many core soccer skills in a fun way,” said Alan Holtschneider, YTC director of marketing. “We’re also using it as a great opportunity for kids to get a chance to win an incredible trip to England for the Chelsea FC Experience. There are other great prizes, too, like Nike backpacks with Chelsea jerseys.”

In addition to US Youth Soccer, Yokohama’s 2017 sports sponsorship roster includes Chelsea FC, Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels, Nitro Circus Live US Tour, Spartan Race Series, Needham Memorial Day Soccer Tournament Driven by Yokohama, and motorsports series such as the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama and the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama.

Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires that’s celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visit

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