Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative awarded more than $80,000 in funds and equipment to nine grant applicants in the first quarter of 2016. Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative is the leading resource dedicated to those who work and play outdoors including, but not limited to, those who rely on off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to ride, camp, hunt, fish or farm.
“We continue to see projects in need of support from diverse outdoor and land interest groups, which is an encouraging response to the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative’s expanded mission,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV and SxS group marketing manager. “Today, outdoor enthusiasts from field and farm to trail and stream know Yamaha is there supporting projects and programs that directly build and maintain quality access to land for work and play.”
This marks the eighth year of the program which continues to seek projects and applications at local, state and federal levels. The 2016 Q1 Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative grant recipients are:
- Aitkin County Land and Parks, Minnesota
- Great Lot Sportsman’s Club Corp., New York
- Indian Creek Valley ATV Club, Pennsylvania
- Knott County ATV & Motorcycle Rider Training Center, Kentucky
- Mohave County Parks, Arizona
- North Country ATV, New Hampshire
- North Country Snowmobile Club, Minnesota
- Texas Trails Education and Motorized Management (TXTEAMM), Texas
- Trail Riders Enthusiast Alliance of Marquette County (TEAM), Michigan
For more information on the Outdoor Access Initiative, or to submit a grant application, visit www.yamahaoai.com. Follow Yamaha Outdoors at www.facebook.com/yamahaoutdoors, www.twitter.com/yamahaoutdoors or www.instagram.com/yamahaoutdoors.