With the latest GRANTs from Yamaha Motor Corp. , the program has topped $1.4 million to promote safe, responsible OHV Riding and open, sustainable riding access. During the first quarter of 2010, Yamaha contributed more than $80,000 in cash and equipment to off-road riding clubs and land stewardship organizations across the country.
As part of this first funding cycle of 2010, Yamaha announced it will sponsor the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Wildlife Proficiency.
“As our OHV Access Initiative continues to grow, we are finding new relevant areas that can benefit the overall OHV community,” said Mike Martinez, general manager of Yamaha’s ATV and UTV Operations. “The FFA’s Wildlife Proficiency students are mentored into future employment with federal, state and local public land management agencies; relationships that will be important to establishing and maintaining policies that preserve our land while providing OHV enthusiasts’ safe recreation opportunities for generations.”
In the 2010 first-quarter funding cycle, Yamaha GRANTs were awarded to eight applicants. Awardees include:
- Future Farmers of America, National
- Friends of Oceano Dunes, California
- Great Falls Trail Bike Riders, Montana
- Indian Valley Creek ATV Club, Pennsylvania
- Oswego Valley ATV Club, New York
- Responsible Recreation Foundation, Colorado
- United Trails Association, Nevada
- Wisconsin ATV Association, Wisconsin
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