Yamaha Awards More Than $85,000 in First Quarter 2013 GRANTs

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
Yamaha OHV Access Initiative

Yamaha has approved more than $85,000 through its OHV Access Initiative in the first quarter of to organizations across the country.

“Yamaha has approved new GRANTs (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) to support organizations that span the country, from California to Vermont, serving the mission to promote safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable riding areas,” says Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV and SxS marketing manager. “Yamaha’s reach through the OHV Access Initiative is national, but the heart of the program resides in the local communities that enjoy increased family fun and economic development through safe, responsible OHV access.”

This past quarter Yamaha offered support to a variety of organizations, including local riding clubs, regional BLM offices and the National FFA. The 2013 Q1 Yamaha GRANT recipients are:

• Bureau of Land Use Management, El Centro Field Office, California

• Coastal Off Road Riders Association, South Carolina

• Colorado Backcountry Trailriders Association

• Dirt, Inc., Idaho

• Electric City Dirt Riders, Montana

• National FFA Foundation

• Northwest Wyoming Off High Vehicle Alliance

• St. Helen Dirtpackers ORV Club, Michigan

• Vermont ATV Sportsman Association

Yamaha’s GRANT to the Northwest Wyoming Off Highway Vehicle Alliance – the first organization from Wyoming to submit a qualified application into the program – raises the total number of states in which GRANTs have been approved to 38.

Yamaha is actively seeking qualified projects at local, state and federal levels. The current OHV Access Initiative GRANT application form and guidelines are available online at www.yamahaohvaccess.com. The next deadline to submit a GRANT application is Saturday, June 29, 2013.

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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