Mercedes-Benz Will Continue To Support Tiger Woods' Charity
Posted on Mon Mar 1, 2010 02:10 PM PDT

tigerpic.jpgLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (X17online) - Gatorade and AT&T are just a two of the companies that have ended their relationship with Tiger Woods, but Mercedes-Benz tells they will continue to support the beleaguered golfer's charity, the Tiger Woods Foundation.

Mercedes has sponsored several championships in which Tiger has participated; however, the German auto manufacturer wants to make it clear that they did not hire Woods as a spokesperson to represent their brand, but rather supported the pro golfer's foundation supporting youth education through financial donations.

Mercedes-Benz tells X17online exclusively, "As far as we're concerned, Mercedes-Benz is still supportive of the Tiger Woods Foundation. We are not pulling our sponsorship. The foundation helps children and it's what we do with our brand."

Meanwhile, a source from within the company tells us: "The company wants the whole Tiger issue to go away. They don't want to be associated with this type of scandal."

Mercedes-Benz would not release information regarding the amount of their past donations to the Tiger Woods Foundation nor their plans for charitable grants this year.

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