UK HealthCare

Kentucky Children's Hospital in Motion

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 18, 2011) S&S Tire, the only locally owned and operated tire and service centers in Lexington, are proud to unveil a completely unique way to give back to Kentucky Children's Hospital, and four other area charities, through “Caps 4 a Cause,” a new line of pre-packaged universal tire valve stem caps. 

“S&S Tire is thrilled to help various causes that are important to us and our customers through this one of a kind product,” announced Rick Paynter, Retail Director of S&S Tire.

Available only at the 13 retail S&S Tire and Auto service centers, the item comes in five colors, which match a charity and retails for $5.00. S&S Tire will donate $2.50 from the sale of each set of caps to the chosen charity.  

“Caps 4 a Cause” not only financially supports various charities, it also offers our customers an unique way to raise awareness daily as they drive down the road with their colored caps on their tires," said Paynter. “It is amazing to take something so small and impact so many. It is literally charity in motion.”

The charities include: Kentucky Children’s Hospital (royal blue), Wounded Warrior Project (yellow), Susan G. Komen Lexington Chapter (pink), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Kentuckiana (light blue) and the American Heart Association, Central Kentucky Chapter (red).


Kentucky Children’s Hospital at the University of Kentucky cares for children from across the state. Annually, this academic medical center admits more than 6,000 patients and cares for an additional 60,000 children through clinics. It is a major provider of pediatric subspecialty care in Kentucky and referral center for children with life-threatening illnesses or injuries. KCH physicians travel to outreach clinics throughout the area to provide healthcare and education in cardiology, genetics, kidney disease, developmental disabilities, pulmonary disease, diabetes, asthma and neurology.

"We are so thankful for the long-time support of S&S Tire and for this opportunity to be a part of their 'Caps for a Cause' program," said Dr. J. Timothy Bricker, Physician-in-Chief, Kentucky Children's Hospital. "Proceeds from the program will contribute to the lives and health of the children of our Commonwealth. A UK Blue tire stem on a set of new tires will show your commitment to Kentucky kids.”

For more information contact S&S Tire's Julie Coleman at (859) 455-8855, or visit them online at or on Facebook at