Polaris donates $ 120,000 to off-road and on-snow organizations with TRAILS grants


MINNEAPOLIS – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Strengthening its commitment to develop and improve off-road trail systems across the United States, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII), today announced a total donation of $ 120,000 as part of its TRAILS grant program. Grants were awarded to 12 non-profit off-road and snowmobile organizations to support trail stewardship and rider education to promote safe and responsible riding practices.

“Like Polaris, these local clubs and organizations are committed to helping maintain and create safe and enjoyable driving experiences for all,” said Steve Menneto, President of Polaris Off Road. “Polaris is proud to recognize their dedication and help amplify their efforts to support the off-road and snowmobile communities through our long-standing TRAILS grant program. ”

The 12 organizations received a Polaris TRAILS grant of $ 10,000, which will be used to support a range of trail and cycling safety activities. Examples include providing safety courses for youth and adults, maintaining and repairing trails, improving signage, and developing a digital trail database. The fall 2021 TRAILS grant recipients are:

  • Snomads, Inc. (Homer, Alaska)

  • Alaska Safe Riders (Palmer, Alaska)

  • Eastern Branch Sno-Rovers and ATVs Inc. (Medway, Maine)

  • Ranger Riders ATV Club (Nashwauk, Minn.)

  • Mississippi State University Foundation, Inc. (Mississippi State, Mississippi)

  • Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks (Las Cruces, NM)

  • Cranberry Lake Mountaineers Snowmobile Club, Inc. (Cranberry Lake, NY)

  • Boondockers Sno-Club (Russell, NY)

  • Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Zone (Coal Township, Pennsylvania)

  • Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in Vanderbilt (Nashville, Tenn.)

  • Tushar Mountain ATV Club (Beaver, Utah)

  • Walk lightly (Centerville, Utah)

“We are extremely grateful to Polaris for supporting our student-led initiative to promote ATV safety in communities across Tennessee. Working with our partners at Tennessee 4-H and Tennessee FFA, we are excited to see the creative strategies students are devising to encourage safe driving practices and reduce injuries among their peers, ”said Purnima Unni, MPH, CHES, Pediatric Injury Prevention Program. Director, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in Vanderbilt. The grant to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital will fund the education of students about the consequences associated with dangerous ATV riding. Students will learn how emergency medical services help seriously injured ATV patients and think about key strategies to promote safe riding practices.

In 2021, the TRAILS grant program awarded 21 grants for a total of $ 200,000. Since its inception in 2006, the program has supported 335 off-road and ATV organizations with nearly $ 3 million in grants to help support the future of off-road and snowmobiling by championing safe and responsible driving and promoting promoting the preservation of the environment and access to trails.

“The TRAILS grants helped us open Maryland’s first OHV state park: Wolf Den Run State Park. It spans 2,000 acres in total on three separate plots made up of over 50 miles of trails and growing, ”said James Ratino, president of the Maryland OHV Alliance, March 2019 grant recipient. progress is possible thanks to the grants we received from Polaris. These grants helped us provide equipment at the sites to allow us to organize VIP tours, provide food for the trail volunteers, and keep the fire going so we can keep working.

For more information on the TRAILS grant program and to apply for a grant, follow this link to the Polaris website: https://www.polaris.com/en-us/trails-application/.

About Polaris

As a global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) has pioneered product innovations and rewarding experiences and services that invite people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual sales of $ 7.0 billion in 2020, Polaris’s high-quality product line includes the Polaris RANGER, RZR and GENERAL side-by-side all-terrain vehicles; Sportsman all-terrain all-terrain vehicles; mid-size and heavy Indian Motorcycle; Slingshot motorcycle-roadsters; snowmobiles; and pontoons, cruise ships and pontoons, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the driving experience with parts, clothing and accessories, as well as a growing portfolio of aftermarket parts, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial all-terrain vehicles, quadricycles and electric vehicles. Proudly based in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries around the world. www.polaris.com.


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