Public Voting Underway in Bridgestone Neighborhood Transformation ContestCompany to grant funds for community project with most votes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 9, 2015) – Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced public voting is underway to determine the winner of the company’s Fuel the Cause neighborhood transformation contest. The community project with the most votes will receive a US$25,000 grand prize donation from Bridgestone.

Designed to foster positive change in local communities, the Fuel the Cause contest seeks to identify educational, environmental, safety and other community-based initiatives that would benefit from a transformation funded by Bridgestone. In February, Bridgestone accepted nominations from consumers across the U.S. and Canada, and a panel of judges identified the top 12 community projects as contest finalists. It is now up to the voting public to determine the grand prize winner.

To vote, the public can visit the Bridgestone Fuel the Cause contest online portal. Consumers can vote for their favorite community project finalist once each day between now and April 30. The project that receives the highest number of votes will win a US$25,000 grand prize donation. First and second place winners will receive US$15,000 and US$10,000 respectively. All 12 finalist projects will receive at least a US$2,500 donation. Bridgestone will announce the Fuel the Cause contest winners in early May.

“As an active corporate citizen, Bridgestone is making a positive and lasting impact in the communities in which we live, work and have operations – through Fuel the Cause and many other ongoing programs,” said Erik Seidel, vice president of brand marketing, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “All of our finalists are game changers in their local communities, and we are excited to spotlight their important work and help support their efforts through this fun and engaging consumer contest.”

Bridgestone, the world’s largest tire and rubber manufacturer, is committed to a corporate social responsibility (CSR) program that focuses on three main areas: business, environment and people. The Fuel the Cause contest links the company’s three CSR categories and nurtures sustainable growth in the local communities in which Bridgestone has operations.

To view the Fuel the Cause finalists’ entries and cast a vote, visit

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Contest open to US and Canadian residents. Sponsored by Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC and Bridgestone Canada Inc. Finalists determined based on judging of Contest entries.  Entry Period starts 12:00 AM ET on February 15, 2015 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on March 15, 2015. Voting Period starts 12:00 AM ET on April 1, 2015 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on April 30, 2015.  For Official Rules (including judging criteria), visit

About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:
Nashville, Tennessee-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.