May 31, 2011

S.P.O.R.T: Snowmobilers Preserving Our Recreation Trails




In 1988, the Iowa State Snowmobile Association designed and started the S.P.O.R.T. program. Each year at the International Snowmobile Congress (ISC) delegates from Iowa and other snow states sell S.P.O.R.T. pins and annual renewal bars. These pins and bars are available in gold, silver or bronze levels. Profits from this program are given to the American Council of Snowmobile Associations (ACSA) for their use in a legal defense fund to fight land and trail closures nationwide.

 

2011 marks the 14th anniversary of S.P.O.R.T.

 

Many of you have been past supporters of this great program, some since the program’s inception. Without that continued support the organization would not have been able to donate thousands of dollars to ACSA. These dollars have helped fund the fight in Yellowstone National Park, Voyageurs National Park and others throughout the snowmobiling states.

 

In the past, at each annual ISC, several delegates from Iowa and other snow states have devoted much of their time to promoting the purchase of the pins and bars. The organization is now into its 5th year of moving this program to electronic marketing through e-mails, trade magazines and many state snowmobiling publications. This change has necessitated the delivery of pins and bars through the mail.

 

If you desire to order online you may do so by going to the ISSA website, iowasnowmobiler.com and clicking on the S.P.O.R.T. key.

 

For more information on the program, contact Bob Scott at scott4@iowatelecom.net.

 

If you happen to be attending this year’s ISC in Calgary, the Iowa association will be sending a supply of pins and bars to the event so that you may obtain them there.







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