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LA Clippers Contest Will Award 2016 Kia Optima to Deserving Student

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One deserving LA student will win a 2016 Kia Optima LX from the LA Clippers

The LA Clippers and Kia Motors America are joining together reward one deserving high school senior or college student in the greater Los Angeles area for his or her efforts in education. Thanks to the new LA Clippers’ Kia College Contest, an all-new 2016 Kia Optima LX will be given to a lucky student.

From now until Friday, June 10th, students in the LA area can nominate themselves or other students to win this award-winning sedan by visiting

This contest is open to graduating high school seniors who are 16 years of age or older and current college students. To earn the Optima LX, the student must describe why he or she deserves to win and how winning will help pave their road to success. Each entry will be judged to determine its quality, originality, and uniqueness. The winner will then be selected on June 14th.

“At Kia, we are true fans of basketball and know that the Los Angeles Clippers have a passionate fan base,” said Tim Chaney, Vice President of Marketing Communications for Kia Motors America. “Education is a core pillar of Kia’s philanthropic efforts and we look forward to handing over the key to our award-winning Optima to the winning student.”

The winner for the LA Clippers’ Kia College Contest will be announced in late June. This isn’t the first time that Kia has worked with an NBA team—as the Official Automotive Partner of the NBA, the South Korean carmaker frequently works together with the organization. The Kia Optima is also known as the Official Vehicle of the Los Angeles Clippers, which makes it the perfect prize for an unsuspecting LA teen.