Cooper Tire Helps Youth in Canada through HEROS

Cooper Tire proudly supports HEROS in their tireless pursuit to better the lives of kids throughout Canada, presenting the organization with a $25,000 donation annually as part of a three-year partnership and heightening awareness of this important cause in communities across Canada through advertising and marketing exposure.  

“Cooper’s donation supports the HEROS program in a significant way,” said Norman Flynn, HEROS executive director. “We’re able to fund the children’s participation, equipment and meals for every program and clinic we host. The values of leadership, teamwork and volunteerism learned in this program will last long after the final school bell rings – these are life-long lessons.”

“Cooper is proud to support HEROS’ dedication to Canadian communities, providing youth with valuable life skills that will pave the path for their future success,” said Chris Ostrander, Cooper Tire’s President of North America Tire Operations.  “Our partnership works so well because the values of Cooper and HEROS align, working toward similar goals of teamwork and education.”

About Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (Cooper) is dedicated to keeping drivers safe on all of life’s road trips, with tires designed and built with great care, providing thousands of miles of excellent service. Cooper is the parent company of a global family of companies that specialize in the design, manufacture, marketing, and sales of passenger car and light truck tires. Cooper has joint ventures, affiliates and subsidiaries that also specialize in medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires. Cooper’s headquarters is in Findlay, Ohio, with manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design facilities within its family of companies, located in 11 countries around the world. For more information on Cooper, visit


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One Million Skates is the official hockey publication of Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS). Together we strive to engage, educate and inspire Canada’s youth while celebrating hockey. Find out more