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American Tire Distributors gives $90,000 to charity

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American Tire Distributors Inc.'s 17th annual Charity Golf Benefit raised $90,000 for two deserving grassroots, non-profit organizations. Last year's event raised $70,000 for charity.

Chairman and CEO Dick Johnson singled out two worthy charities this year: Florence Crittenton Services of Charlotte, N.C., and Crisis Assistance Ministry.

There were four levels of sponsors for the event.

Platinum sponsors: Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC, China Manufacturers Alliance LLC, Continental Tire North America Inc., Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. and Michelin North America Inc.

Gold sponsors: Bank of America Business Capital, Craford Benefit Consultants, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Hewlett Packard, Pirelli Tire North America Inc. and Ryder Transportation Services.

Silver sponsors: Alston & Bird LLP, API Inc., Carlisle Tire & Wheel Co., Carquest Corp., Excalibur Wheel Accessories, Firestone Agricultural Tire, Hankook Tire America Corp., Hennessy Industries Inc., Michelin Ag Tires, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels, Motivational Marketing Inc., Ingersoll-Rand Co., PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Tax Division), Standpoint Technologies Inc., SunGard Data Systems Inc., Ultra Wheel Co., United Parcel Service of America Inc. (UPS), Wachovia Bank and Wells Fargo Financial.

Bronze sponsors: Anode, Carolina Panthers, Champion Air Compressors, Custom Logistics Services Inc., Haltec Corp., Hunter Engineering Co., Loyaltyworks Inc., Mobius Search, Moore Wallace (an RR Donnelly Co.), Oracle, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Audit Division), Primax Wheel Corp., R.L. Polk & Co., Safety Services Inc. and Storagerack.net Inc.

American Tire Distributors, based in Huntersville, N.C., also held a silent auction and raffle.

For more information on Florence Crittenton Services of Charlotte, N.C., visit its Web site at www.fcsnc.org. For information on the Crisis Assistance Ministry, visit www. crisisassistance.org.

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