Kia Canada Inc. sponsors top-ranked Canadian PGA Tour golfer David Hearn

  • Kia continues commitment to Golf with sponsorship of highest ranked Canadian PGA Tour Golfer

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 14, 2012 /CNW/ - It was announced today that David Hearn will represent Kia Canada Inc. through the remaining 2012 PGA Tour season. To celebrate the newly formed partnership, Kia welcomed Hearn to their head office in Mississauga, ON, where they presented him with the keys to a 2013 Kia Sorento SX.

In addition to playing on the PGA Tour, Hearn has also played on the Nationwide Tour, Canadian Tour and Asian Tour. Hearn originates from Brantford, ON, and attended the University of Wyoming, where he played on the varsity golf team. He turned professional in late 2001, was named Canadian Tour Rookie of the Year in 2002, and finished 17-under-par, tied for 5th, in the 2011 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open - his best-ever finish on the PGA Tour.

"Professional sports continue to be a major component of the Kia DNA," said Robert Staffieri, Director of Marketing for Kia Canada Inc. "Kia is pleased to be associated with Canada's top golfer, David Hearn."

Hearn will be playing in the RBC Canadian Open, July 23rd to 29th, 2012, at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ancaster, ON. The Canadian Open has played host to the world's best golfers for over the last 100 years and remains to be one of the most highly regarded PGA events given the amount of history engrained. 

Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca - www.facebook.com/kiacanada) -- a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart -- is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) in Korea was founded in 1999 and sells and services high quality class leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte, Optima and Sorento through a network of 173 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 162 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada. Kia's brand slogan -- "The Power to Surprise" -- represents the company's global commitment to surpassing customer expectations through continuous automotive innovation.

SOURCE KIA Canada Inc.

For further information:

Kia Canada Inc. Media Contacts:

Cathy Laroche
Public Relations Manager
(C): 514.554.0843
e-mail: claroche@kia.ca

Daniel Ponzini
Public Relations and Events Coordinator
(O): 905.755.6415
(C): 647.462.8986
e-mail: dponzini@kia.ca


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