BJ’S WHOLESALE CLUB AND MICHELIN DONATE TO GRAHAM RECREATION AND PARKS THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

BJ’S WHOLESALE CLUB AND MICHELIN DONATE TO GRAHAM RECREATION AND PARKS THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

The Michelin Soccer Program at BJ’s supports youth of NC.

BURLINGTON, NC—December 11, 2014—BJ’s Wholesale Club and Michelin have partnered through the Michelin Soccer Program to support Graham Recreation and Parks with funds and equipment totaling more than $350. The program is designed to create community connections among families and youth organizations across the country, and Michelin has partnered with 174 BJ’s locations this year. This closes the Michelin Soccer Program’s 15th year of raising more than $18 million for youth soccer across the country.

“Michelin is about more than just safe, reliable tires,” said Jason Strand, Michelin Marketing Manager. “We relish the opportunity to support those who support our business and to do our part keeping America’s youth active and healthy. That we have been doing this for 15 years shows Michelin’s dedication and gratitude to our customers.”

Youth organizations participating in the Michelin Soccer Program distribute certificates to their participating families that can be redeemed at BJ’s for a free soccer ball. The certificates include rebates on a set of four MICHELIN® and BFGoodrich® tires as well as a free 60-Day Membership to BJ’s, both valid until the end of the year. Additionally, a cash donation of $150 goes to the organization.

“This local initiative with Michelin has helped us keep kids active in soccer while providing thanks to our valued Members,” said Jessica Newman, Assistant Vice President of Community Affairs for BJ’s Wholesale Club. “BJ’s is continually expanding our outreach efforts to provide more meaningful support to more children and families that shop our Clubs. This unique corporate partnership helps everyone involved, especially the kids.”

To learn more about the Michelin Soccer Program, visit MichelinSoccer.com. To find out more about BJ’s please visit www.BJs.com.

About Michelin

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelin-us.com) employs more than 22,000 and operates 18 major manufacturing plants in 16 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

About BJ’s Wholesale Club

BJ’s is dedicated to providing members with high-quality, brand-name food and merchandise at prices that are significantly lower than supermarkets, supercenters, department stores, drug stores and specialty retail stores.  BJ’s carries the most product variety of any Membership club with more than 7,000 items, including supermarket-sized staples, USDA Choice meats and stock-up items, as well as all-natural and organic products. BJ’s is the only membership club to accept all manufacturers’ coupons and for greater convenience, offers the most payment options including EBT.

Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States.  The Company currently operates 206 clubs and in 15 eastern states.  Learn more and shop online at www.BJs.com or for exclusive content visit Facebook.com/bjswholesaleclub and Twitter.com/bjswholesale.