SANTA ANA, CA – (April 5, 2016) – Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) and the Los Angeles Angels are teammates again in 2016, marking the seventh consecutive season in which YTC is a sponsor of the team.
“Our long-standing marketing partnership with the Angels and their fans has been great,” said Alan Holtschneider, YTC director of marketing. “We can’t wait to see what perennial MVP candidate Mike Trout and the team do this year in the American League West division.”
Yokohama’s sponsorship includes its corporate logo in the highly visible position of left centerfield. Holtschneider said the team sponsorship and branding continue to build awareness for Yokohama products among Angel’s fans.
In addition to the Angels, Yokohama’s 2016 sports sponsorship roster includes the English Premier League Champions Chelsea FC, the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic and the National Hockey League’s Boston Bruins.
About the Los Angeles Angels
The Los Angeles Angels joined Major League Baseball as an expansion team in 1961 and have since gone on to win 10 American League Western Division Championships, host three All-Star games and capture the 2002 World Series Championship. Over its 55-year history, the franchise also boasts three MVPs, two Cy Young winners, two Rookie of the Year winners, 35 Rawlings Gold Glove winners and 152 All-Stars. Visit the Angels online at www.Angels.com, follow on Twitter @Angels and like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Angels. For media information, visit www.angelspressbox.com.
About Yokohama Tire Corporation
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 since 1917. 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.
Yokohama is a strong supporter of the tire care and safety guidelines established by the Rubber Manufacturers Association and the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. Details can be found at the “Tire Care & Safety” section at www.yokohamatire.com.