Yokohama Collects Donations for Flood and Earthquake Relief

Posted on May 9, 2016

Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC), the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail (RTJ), and the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) collected donations to help families in flood-ravaged Elba, Ala., as well as earthquake victims in Kumamoto, Japan.

Yokohama is donating $5,000 to the flood recovery in Elba and has already sent emergency funds to Kumamoto. Yokohama had donation boxes in place at its booth and other areas at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Prattville, Ala., May 2-8.

“We are very close to the people of Alabama and are glad we can help families get their lives back to normal in Elba,” says Hideto Katsuragawa, CEO of Yokohama Corp. of North America (YCNA) and CEO of YTC. We are also doing the same for the city of Kumamoto, which suffered a devastating earthquake recently. We thank the patrons coming to the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic for their generous support in helping the disaster victims recover.”

Yokohama has been a valuable partner to the Robert Jones Golf Trail through the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic and is committed to giving back to the people of Alabama, according to John Cannaon, RTJ president. “We are very grateful to Yokohama Tire Corporation for their involvement in Alabama and their generous donation to the City of Elba to help rebuild homes destroyed by the floods.”

About the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Funded by the Retirement Systems of Alabama, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail was built to help expand tourism, recruit industry and attract retirees, and strengthen the state’s economy while adding to the quality of life for all Alabamians. The RTJ Golf Trail opened in 1992 and has welcomed more than 11 million rounds of golf. From Mobile Bay to the Tennessee River, the RTJ Golf Trail has 26 courses on 11 sites across Alabama.

About the LPGA

Founded in 1950, the LPGA association has more than 1,700 members representing 29 different countries. LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla.

About Yokohama Tire Corp.

Yokohama Tire Corp. is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of tires since 1917. The company’s 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 product line, visit

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