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September 22, 2006

Goodyear Name the Blimp Contest Winner


Spirit of Innovation.

High School Teacher and Family Take Off With Goodyear Blimp.

Ohio Resident Receives Ultimate Prize: Use of a Goodyear Blimp For a Day.


GOODYEAR TIRE BLIMP

Photo: Matthew and Kristi Harrelson, with daughters Kaitlin and Kendra. Harrelson won the Goodyear Name the Blimp contest with his entry, Spirit of Innovation.

AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 21, 2006 -- Things were a little different today at Goodyear's Wingfoot Lake Airship Hangar as Hudson High School Chemistry Teacher Matthew Harrelson assumed command of the iconic dirigible as his Grand Prize for winning Goodyear's "Name the Blimp" contest. Harrelson, a Uniontown, Ohio resident, submitted the name -- Spirit of Innovation -- which was officially selected the winner of the contest based upon a nationwide vote by the American public and a panel of Goodyear judges.

Harrelson returned with his wife and two daughters to the Goodyear Airship Hangar where on June 21st, he and his family had front row seats to the gala Christening event that featured the unveiling of the name he submitted. Matthew, his wife and two daughters directed the blimp's travels for the day, which included a flight over their house; his children's schools; one-hour sightseeing flights for his extended family and friends; and a special night- time excursion for himself and his wife to fly some encouraging messages over a Hudson High School football game and see the local sights.

Goodyear is the world's largest tire company. The company manufactures tires, engineered rubber products and chemicals in more than 90 facilities in 28 countries around the world.

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