CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 20 December 2016 – We are proud to announce that the General Tire brand is officially the new title sponsor to Lifesaving South Africa (LSA). The General Tire brand is a brand of Continental Tyre South Africa. In line with the Continental Tyre South Africa road safety ‘Vision Zero’ initiative, General Tire identified the opportunity to partner with LSA to not only keep you safe on the roads but to keep you safe when you are at the beach, swimming pools or at a dam. The General Tire motto is “Anywhere is Possible,” enabling customers to enjoy their journeys and adventures. Keeping you Safe on the Road and on the Beach!
LSA is a service and sporting organisation that is committed to providing lifeguarding services and to help the development of aquatic skills to all communities of South Africa. LSA equips thousands of lifeguards with the skills needed to protect South African beaches and inland swimming areas to create safe havens for tourists and communities.
During the peak season, between December and January, South Africa experiences a high rate of drownings and road accidents. The General Tire and LSA partnership is the perfect blend of both environments, illustrating the importance of promoting safety on the road and safety on the beach.
“General Tire is proud to be associated with LSA. General Tire is committed to making a difference and partnering not only with LSA, but making a difference to all the voluntary lifeguards who contribute to the safety of the South African public,” said Niel Langner, CTSA Marketing Manager.
General Tire has come on board to support LSA across their three main areas of operations:
- Naming Rights Partner to both Senior and Nipper National Championships
- Primary Partner to LSA Duty Squads
- Presenting Partner to LSA Schools Water Safety Programme
Niel Langner stated, “We are both proud and excited about this opportunity to partner with LSA. We have made an initial 3-year commitment and look forward to working with lifeguards, clubs and LSA to build our profile and association with this great South African organisation and the public who enjoy the benefits of the service that LSA provides.”
“We appreciate and understand the difference this sponsorship will make to Lifesaving South Africa. We are very aware of the tough economic climate and to have an international brand like General Tire come on board to support LSA is greatly appreciated. We are committed to working closely with the General Tire team to ensure that both our and their objectives are met as we move forward together,” said Dylan Tommy, LSA President.
Treble Group is proud to have facilitated this exciting partnership. The Treble team has a thorough understanding of the sport and service LSA provides and will work with General Tire and LSA to leverage and maximise the various elements that the sponsorship provides. In due course, working with LSA, more detailed information will be coming forth regarding the opportunities and benefits General Tire plans to initiate with LSA and its associated Club.