Medina, MN -
For the seventh consecutive year, state and provincial snowmobile organizations
across North America are receiving contributions
from the Polaris "Winning Riders" program, which generates support for the
groups based on sales of new Polaris snowmobiles.
Newfoundland to Washington
and Alaska to Quebec, snowmobile associations are
receiving "Winning Riders" funds proportionate to the number of new Polaris
snowmobiles sold within each state and province. Polaris is making
contributions to snowmobile associations in 12 Canadian provinces and
territories and 25 states in the United States.
also announced it is extending the Winning Riders program through the 2012
sales season, meaning contributions will be made next year based on retail
sales of new Polaris snowmobiles between April 1, 2011, and March 31, 2012.
passion for snowmobiling is running strong across the North American snowbelt,"
Mike Jonikas, VP of the Polaris Snowmobiles, Sales and Corporate Marketing,
said. "We see real benefits in supporting the
associations that coordinate activities of snowmobile clubs and help develop
great riding opportunities."
makes the "Winning Riders" contributions with "no strings attached," allowing
each state or province to decide how to use the funds it receives. Projects
funded by Winning Riders donations in recent years have included membership
drives, trail and grooming programs, legislative efforts, tourism promotion and