Kia Motors America and LPGA Star Michelle Wie Donate $50,000 to Camp Pendleton’s Armed Services YMCA Operation Hero Program

Posted on 21. Mar, 2012 by in Kia Canada


Donation Honors Michelle Wie’s College Graduation and a Kia Classic LPGA Golf Tournament’s Return to La Costa Resort and Spa

  • Operation Hero provides after propagandize education and mentoring assistance to kindergarten and facile students of troops families stationed during Camp Pendleton

  • Wie is Kia Motors’ central golf envoy and drives a Kia Soul
  • CARLSBAD, Calif., Mar 21, 2012 – On a eve of a third annual Kia Classic Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) golf contest during La Costa Resort and Spa, Kia Motors America (KMA) and two-time LPGA personality Michelle Wie interconnected adult currently to present $50,000 to Operation Hero, one of a keystone programs of a circuitously Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA). The funds, that are dictated to assistance Operation Hero say staff and yield apparatus and reserve to some-more than 375 kindergarten and facile students during Camp Pendleton, commemorate Michelle Wie’s graduation from Stanford University. Operation Hero provides giveaway mentoring and education to at-risk elementary-aged children of troops families vital during Camp Pendleton, that is home to some-more than 100,000 group and women of a armed army and their families.

    “As a Southern California-based association and one of a fastest flourishing automobile brands in a U.S., Kia Motors is deeply committed to ancillary a internal communities in that we do business,” pronounced Tom Loveless, clamp president, sales, KMA. “Operation Hope delivers many indispensable services and assistance to a children of a troops use group and women and it is a payoff to make a grant in partnership with Michelle Wie and applaud her college graduation in a special and suggestive way.”

    “Our after propagandize program, Operation Hero, is a many vicious module for a immature troops children attending a 5 facile schools on Camp Pendleton,” pronounced George Brown, Executive Director, Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA. “While shortening their highlight levels, a module provides a children skills to be successful socially and academically during both home and school.”

    The concession comes before to Michelle Wie’s appearance in a third annual Kia Classic, from Mar 19-25 during La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif., in that a clever margin of a LPGA players from around a universe will contest for a $1.7 million purse with a personality holding home a first-place check for $255,000 and one of a initial range-topping Optima Limited sedans1 to hurl off a prolongation line during Kia’s U.S. production plant in West Point, Georgia.

    Kia’s Unprecedented Growth
    Kia Motors is a one of a world’s fastest relocating tellurian automotive brands; from 2009-2011 Kia launched some-more new vehicles in a U.S. than any other automaker, and underneath a superintendence of arch pattern officer Peter Schreyer warranted a repute as an attention personality in automotive styling. Kia Motors America’s full line of fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive cars and CUVs has warranted vicious commend and dramatically increasing consumer awareness, notice and care for a brand. In 2011, KMA accessible a 17th uninterrupted year of marketplace share growth, interjection in partial to a largest boost of any vital code in viewed quality2 and a industry’s top code faithfulness ranking3. Kia’s U.S.-based production trickery in West Point, Georgia KMMG is obliged for a origination of some-more than 10,000 plant and retailer jobs and builds a company’s dual best-selling vehicles in a U.S. a Sorento CUV and Optima midsize sedan4. Kia’s value and technology-laden 2012 indication year lineup also includes a Sportage compress CUV, Soul civic newcomer vehicle, Optima Hybrid, Forte compress sedan, Forte 5-door compress hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, all-new Rio and Rio5-door sub-compacts and Sedona minivan.

    About Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA
    The Armed Services YMCA during Camp Pendleton has served a troops village given 1943 with programs and services enhancing their lives with a concentration towards a youth enlisted ranks by shortening deployment stress, improving their peculiarity of life, strengthening families, and creation troops life easier for over 58,000 active avocation and family members any year.

    About Kia Motors America
    Kia Motors America is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 755 dealers via a United States and serves as a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” In 2011, KMA accessible a best-ever annual sales sum and became one of a fastest flourishing automobile companies in a U.S. Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, modernized reserve facilities and new technologies.

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    1 Expected to be accessible after this year
    2 Source: Automotive Lease Guide Spring 2011 Perceived Quality Study
    3 Source: Experian Automotive Q2 2011 marketplace analysis
    4 The Optima GDI (EX Trims and certain LX Trims only) and GDI Turbo are built during KMMG

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