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Cooper Tire Kicks Off the Ultimate Bowl Tour

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Cooper Tire Kicks Off the Ultimate Bowl Tour12:30 EDT Wednesday, September 01, 2010Enter-to-Win the College Football Trip of a Lifetime - 5 Bowl Games in 9 DaysFINDLAY, Ohio, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- All college football roads lead to the season's final bowl games, and this season Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) is awarding the most driven fan with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to attend five of the biggest bowl games including the Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Cotton Bowl and the National Championship Game. The winner of the Cooper Tires Ultimate Bowl Tour (http://www.ultimatebowltour.com) and three very lucky friends will be whisked away on a private jet, their own "team plane," making stops in Pasadena, Miami, New Orleans, Dallas and Glendale over nine intense, college football-filled days.  College football loyalists will recognize a familiar face coaching fans to enter the Cooper Tires Ultimate Bowl Tour, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit of College Gameday fame, who is accustomed to watching some of the sport's greatest match-ups. "There is something special about college football ? the intensity of the game, the commitment of the players and the sheer passion of the fans," Herbstreit said. "I can't think of a better way than the Cooper Tires Ultimate Bowl Tour to experience the game in all its glory. Five bowl games in just over a week, that's an unbelievable prize that any football fan would want to win!"Football fanatics and consumers everywhere can huddle up and enter the Cooper Tires Ultimate Bowl Tour once a day between Sept. 1 and Nov. 15, 2010, with entries submitted at Cooper Tire dealer locations nationwide or at www.UltimateBowlTour.com. "The more you enter the Ultimate Bowl Tour, the better your chances of winning," Herbstreit said. "Spending less than one minute a day entering online could score you irreplaceable memories and make you the envy of all your friends, not to mention every other college football fan in the country." The Grand Prize winner will be selected and notified in early December and receive tickets to the five bowl games, private jet transportation to each game, hotel accommodations and round trip airport and game transfers. Twenty-five first-prize winners will receive a new set of four Cooper tires (valued up to $500) and 50 second-prize winners will receive a Cooper Tire Duffel Bag, complete with all the apparel needed for their own friendly game of backyard football.To locate the nearest Cooper Tire dealer visit www.coopertire.com. To enter Cooper Tires Ultimate Bowl Tour online visit UltimateBowlTour.com. About Cooper Tire & Rubber CompanyCooper Tire & Rubber Company is a global company that specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of passenger car and light truck tires and has subsidiaries that specialize in medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires. With headquarters in Findlay, Ohio, Cooper Tire has manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design facilities within its family of companies located in 10 countries around the world. For more information on Cooper Tire, visit www.coopertire.com, www.facebook.com/coopertire, or www.twitter.com/coopertire.SOURCE Cooper Tire & Rubber CompanyFor further information: Michelle Zeisloft, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, +1-419-423-1321, mrzeisloft@coopertire.com, or Amanda Brotherton, The Zimmerman Agency, +1-850-668-2222, abrotherton@zimmerman.com