Enter to become the Whirlpool Soccer Family of the Year

presented by Tide

Whirlpool Home Appliances and Tide announced today they are partnering with US Youth Soccer to search for the Soccer Family of the Year. With millions of families across the U.S. now participating in soccer, Whirlpool and Tide want to know the stories of sportsmanship, leadership and commitment to community that make so many of these families successful. The winning family will be recognized with a $20,000 scholarship paid into a Upromise account, as well as a complete suite of the latest Whirlpool appliances, a years supply of Liquid Tide HE and a trip for the entire family to the Major League Soccer finals in Los Angeles.

"The balancing act that so many families pull off in order to take part in the constantly growing sport of soccer is an accomplishment in itself," said John Alexander, vice president of Whirlpool brand. "As we conduct our lifestyle research studies throughout the country, we constantly hear stories about the commitment families have made to this sportand it is something we are proud to be apart of. The search for Soccer Family of the Year will help Whirlpool, Tide and the US Youth Soccer bring some recognition to these amazing people."

Former US Youth Soccer star Joy Fawcett, a member of the 1999 World Cup championship team and 1996 U.S. Olympic gold medalist, will help select the winning families. Fawcett, who also is the current star with the Womens United Soccer Associations San Diego Spirit and mother of three girls, will present the grand prize to the winning family at halftime of the MLS championship game in Los Angeles on Nov. 23, 2003. To enter, families should submit an essay explaining why they should be Soccer Family of the Year. Entries should be no longer than 150 words, include a family picture and mailed to Tide Presents Whirlpool Home Appliances Soccer Family of the Year -- c/o DraftWorldwide 640 North LaSalle Street/Suite #350 Chicago, Il. 60610. For more complete information on the contest, rules and how to enter visit www.whirlpool.com or www.tide.com. Deadline for entries is August 15, 2003.

In addition to the grand prize, Whirlpool and Tide will select three (3) runner-ups that will receive a Duet pair and years supply of Liquid Tide HE. There will also be 100 second-prize winners that will receive Tide Soccer Gift Packs.