DETROIT (June 6, 2008) — Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire L.L.C. said it will sponsor of the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology's 2008 EyesOn Design Automotive Design Show for the seventh straight year.
The event will benefit the DIO's programs in research, education and support for the visually impaired and blind. The fundraiser will take place June 15 on the grounds of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.
In the past, the exhibit has showcased stock cars, hot rods and open-wheel racers.
The sponsorship is the initiative of Bridgestone/Firestone's original equipment tire division, which is based in Detroit. The company recently renewed its commitment to the fundraiser for five more years.