When most people think of SoCal, they picture beaches, theme parks and sun. Once those images have faded, most people think of LA Dodgers or Anaheim Angels baseball. Nitto tires, located in Cypress, is known for going big with their lifted truck tires and now they’ve gone big by sponsoring a couple games of the Anaheim Angels. Fans attending games on May 28 and June 19, 2012 will receive gifts courtesy of Nitto tires.
Fans attending the May 28th game versus the New York Yankees will receive a limited edition Angels Baseball branded car freshener. In a second fan appreciation night, attendees at the June 19th game versus the San Francisco Giants will receive a collectible 2012 Angels Baseball drawstring backpack designed by Angels fan Kyoko Mizutani, wife of Nitto Tire USA president Mr. Tomo Mizutani.
The Mizutanis have been die hard Angels Baseball fans for almost 20 years and the couple tries to attend as many home games as possible and even have a sizable collection of Angels memorabilia. Mrs. Mizutani is very excited to design a second drawstring bag that she hopes fellow fans will enjoy. Mrs. Mizutani wanted to create a stylish bag that pays tribute to the spirit of Angels Baseball. She hopes fans will help the environment and show team spirit by re-using the drawstring bag.
“I have always supported my home team, Angels Baseball,” said Mrs. Mizutani. “When this opportunity came up to not only support the organization through corporate sponsorship but to actually design and make a fun souvenir for fans, I jumped at the chance and am very happy to do this for a second year in a row.”
Promotional giveaways are part of Nitto Tire’s ongoing support for baseball fans, the community and their local ball club. As part of their sponsorship, the Nitto Tire brand also appears in the Angel Magazine and on the scoreboard behind homeplate.
For more information on Nitto Tires please visit www.nittotire.com
SoCal SAYS: It’s great to see Nitto thinking outside the box and teaming up with local SoCal baseball. Who knew that the Nitto USA President loved baseball so much? Maybe Nitto will team up with Angels baseball to give away off-road tires to truck owners. That would be awesome. Keep it up Nitto.
The DC Moto x Toyota truck made an appearance on the track during the tough block challenge at the recent AMA Supercross event in Anaheim, CA. The 2012 Supercross series made its way back to Anaheim, CA this past Saturday for the highly anticipated A2 race. DC Shoes had a great time in the pits and watching the races and couldn’t have asked for better weather. You have to love that Southern California, as usual, had sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80’s the first weekend in February. Just like A1 last month, the pits were packed and the race was sold out.
The crowds made for another great DC team autograph signing with the lines wrapping far out around the DC booth. Athletes Jeremy McGrath, Nate Adams, Hunter Hewitt, Josh Hill, Malcolm Stewart, Tommy Searle, and Adam Cianciarulo all came by to meet race fans and sign autographs. While the race wasn’t officially a Breast Cancer Awareness race this year, many fans riders and fans still sported pink to show their support. The DC Shoes booth gave a few touches to show their support for the cause and the Keep A Breast Foundation.
For more photos of the event, click here. It’s great to see DC Shoes out rocking the suburbs.