Medina, MN - For the eighth 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 2013
sales season, meaning contributions will be made next year based on retail sales
of new Polaris snowmobiles between April 1, 2012, and March 31, 2013.
passion for snowmobiling is running strong across the North American snowbelt,"
Mike Jonikas, VP of 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