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Hankook Supports Veterans at Reds’ Military Appreciation Day

Hankook Tire America Corp. president Hee-Se Ahn presents DAV executive director Barry Jesinoski with a $150,000 check.
Hankook Tire America Corp. president Hee-Se Ahn presents DAV executive director Barry Jesinoski with a $150,000 check.

Hankook Tire America Corp. presented Disabled American Veterans (DAV) with a $150,000 donation during Cincinnati Reds’ Military Appreciation Day Game on June 12, hosted at the Great American Ball Park.

The tiremaker also kicked off its Hankook Heroes program to honor military veterans. Through the program, anyone can enter someone who’s served in the U.S. military to win a set of Hankook tires by sharing a photo and a brief story on HankookHeroes.com.

Hankook has been a partner of DAV, a nonprofit charity that provides support to veterans and their families, since 2014 and has renewed its partnership for 2016 with additional support.

Bryan Lett, DAV associate national director of communications and Marine Corps. veteran, prepares to throw the first pitch.
Bryan Lett, DAV associate national director of communications and Marine Corps. veteran, prepares to throw the first pitch.

Hankook will continue to sponsor select RecruitMilitary veteran job fairs across the U.S., all Cincinnati Reds Military Appreciation Days during the 2016 MLB season, the DAV 5K Atlanta and the tiremaker will be involved in the DAV National Convention.

Additionally, Hankook will sponsor select Hankook-DAV mobile service office stops in Arizona, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.

“Hankook is proud to increase its partnership with DAV and launch the Hankook Heroes recognition program to further support and thank the men and women who have served,” said Hee-Se Ahn, president of Hankook Tire America Corp. “Hankook is committed to helping the veteran community, and together with DAV, we know we can continue to help provide American veterans with access to receive the benefits and services they need following their military service.”

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