Bridgestone to Support Athletes via 'Chase Your Dreams'
Bridgestone Americas Inc.'s new "Chase Your Dream with Team Bridgestone" program will provide funding and support local activities that benefit adaptive sports organizations and empower young athletes in the United States and Canada.
The program includes $125,000 in new donations from Bridgestone and the Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund to Challenged Athletes Foundation, Adaptive Sports Ohio and Amputee Blade Runners.
"These contributions will fund individual athlete grants for adaptive sports equipment, training and competition travel, as well as support local community programming that will create new access to sport and keep existing adaptive athletes engaged across their journey," say Bridgestone officials. "Additionally, Team Bridgestone athlete ambassadors will join events through these organizations to help inspire adaptive athletes of all ages and abilities to keep chasing their dreams."
“Bridgestone is committed to working with partners who can help drive awareness and change regarding diversity, equity and inclusion in our communities and we have seen how sports can create opportunities and networks of support for all individuals,” says Paolo Ferrari, president and CEO, Bridgestone Americas.
“We’re proud to be a Worldwide Paralympic Partner to help promote inclusivity through sport and we’re excited to extend this support into our local communities through our ‘Chase Your Dream’ program.”