In January of 2006, Polaris announced the launch of the 'T.R.A.I.L.S.' grant program for ATV clubs, associations and grassroots groups. The program makes funds available to national, state and local organizations in the United States to ensure the future of ATV riding.
T.R.A.I.L.S. encompasses two main objectives - promoting safe and responsible riding, and preserving access. Funds can be used by organizations for trail development and maintenance projects, safety and education initiatives, lobbying and other projects to increase or maintain land access.
To date, Polaris has awarded $380,000 to 47 organizations in 26 states. Polaris plans to finish out the year by awarding an additional $200,000. The next deadline for applications is October 1, 2006. Applications can be submitted at www.PolarisIndstries.com, click on “Our Company” and “News.”
“Polaris is committed to promoting safe and responsible recreational riding,” said Bennett Morgan, president and chief operating officer of Polaris. “We see the issue of trails and land access as the lifeblood of our ATV business and the 'T.R.A.I.L.S.' grant program is one way we can help ensure people always have a place to ride.”
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