Yamaha Gives Away Grizzly 450 to NHF Day Sweepstakes Winner

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
Yamaha Grizzly 450 NHF Day Sweepstakes

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. has selected its 2011 National Hunting and Fishing (NHF) Day sweepstakes winner.

As part of Yamaha’s ongoing support of NHF Day, the company will give a new Grizzly 450 Automatic 4×4 ATV to Adam Penton of Greeley, Colo. Penton was one of more than 26,000 people who entered in the 2011 ATV sweepstakes. As an ongoing sponsor of NHF Day, Yamaha has aggressively supported the grassroots effort by donating one of its best-selling ATV models each year as a giveaway.

The Grizzly 450 ATV, valued at $6,899, is assembled in the United States. Yamaha is currently implementing a production transfer through the end of 2013 which will result in the majority of its worldwide ATV production being based in the United States. Currently, all Yamaha 4×4 ATVs are rolling off the production line in the company’s state-of-the-art facility, Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation, in Newnan, Ga.

“Yamaha is pleased to continue our support for National Hunting and Fishing Day and grow our participation in the outdoors community through such great programs and partnerships,” says Steve Nessl, marketing manager for Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group. “As the leading ATV manufacturer for hunting and fishing enthusiasts, Yamaha supports a number of conservation- and education-minded organizations like NHF Day. Congratulations to this year’s ATV winner, and we hope he will enjoy many years of hunting and fishing with his new Grizzly.”

NHF Day falls on the fourth Saturday of September each year and serves as the most effective grassroots effort ever taken to promote outdoor sports and conservation. Yamaha, through its relationships with organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, Safari Club International, Buckmasters, NWTF, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and NHF Day, among others, is the leading ATV & SxS supporter of conservation efforts for outdoor enthusiasts.

“We’re thrilled to have Yamaha on for another year of support,” says Misty Mitchell of Wonders of Wildlife museum in Springfield, Mo. – the official home of NHF Day. “The ATV giveaway has been a huge hit amongst NHF Day participants and we look forward to another great turnout at this year’s events nationwide.”

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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