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Yamaha donates $25,000 to charity

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., made its annual donation to the Feed the Children charity at Yamaha's corporate headquarters in Cypress, Calif. Company officials presented two checks totaling  $25,000, along with a truck load of donated items to the organization.

With hundreds of Yamaha employees cheering them on, Star Touring and Riding Association members aboard Yamaha and Star motorcycles received a police escort on their way to the local Feed the Children facility with boxes of donated items strapped to the back of their bikes. As part of the festivities, Yamaha also celebrated a successful 2011 racing season with several championship-winning Yamaha Race Team members in attendance.

"The annual Feed the Children and Race Team celebration is something everyone at Yamaha looks forward to each year," said Bob Starr, Yamaha general manager of motorsports communications.  "As we move into the holiday season, it's a great time to reflect upon the hard work and donations collected over the year that have a direct impact on families in need. Thanks to all of the Yamaha employees and the Star Touring and Riding Association for their efforts."

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