York, NY - Arnold
Schwarzenegger, National Chairman, Inner-City Games Foundation
and New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani Join HUMMER to Launch
the H2 SUT and Announce HUMMERs $13 Million Commitment to
the Inner-City Games Foundation
NEW YORK CITY
In an exclusive ABC Studio premiere, the General Motors
HUMMER H2 SUT (sport utility truck) was introduced today in the
heart of New York City by Ron Zarrella, president of GM North
America, with the help of special guests Arnold Schwarzenegger
and New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani.
the New York Auto Show, the sunset orange HUMMER H2 SUT turned
the heads of New Yorkers as Schwarzenegger, with Giuliani by his
side, drove down Broadway flanked by two jet black HUMMER H1s.
In a dramatic entrance, the H2 SUT turned off Broadway and drove
into ABC Studio amid crowds of onlookers to deliver both the truck
and its celebrities to the event.
The H2 SUT
concept vehicle is an evolution of the HUMMER H2. Introduced as
a concept vehicle last year, the H2 SUV (sports utility vehicle)
is headed to production in 2002 as a 2003 model. Like the rest
of the HUMMER family, the H2 SUT concept vehicle provides a unique
blend of functionality, capability and luxury. The extreme proportions
of the truck make it an unmistakable member of the HUMMER family.
HUMMER also used
this event as an opportunity to announce to the Big Apple its sponsorship
of the Inner-City Games Foundation (ICGF), as a $13 million dollar
check was presented to ICGF Chairman, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
very excited to have HUMMER involved with Inner-City Games. Our
organization is powerful proof of what the public and private
sectors can accomplish together. With partners like HUMMER, we
can continue to create opportunities and provide educational and
sports programs for underprivileged kids and teach values such
as discipline and sportsmanship," said Schwarzenegger of
the new partnership.
Inner-City Games and HUMMER both share a passion for excellence.
The fact that ICG helps kids strive for excellence and personal
achievement is something the HUMMER team is proud to support,"
said HUMMER Marketing Director Michael C. DiGiovanni.
Games was founded in 1991 in response to the growing number of
young people living in poverty and facing negative influences
in cities across the country. The Inner-City Games Foundation
provides funding for summer programs and year-round after school
initiatives in 14 cities across the country offering sports competitions,
computer education and cultural programs such as art and music.
The ICG programs encourage children to strive for both athletic
and educational achievement.
and AM General reached an agreement in December 1999 in which
GM acquired exclusive ownership of the HUMMER brand name worldwide.
To find out
more about HUMMER, visit www.HUMMER.com.
Or, call 1-800-REAL4WD (1-800-732-5493) for product information
and the location of the nearest dealer. To find out more about
the Inner-City Games Foundation, please visit www.innercitygames.org