Yamaha Hands Out $62,000 in GRANTs

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. has announced the recipients of the second quarter GRANT (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) awards from its OHV Access Initiative.

Yamaha contributed more than $62,000 to projects supporting safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable OHV access to trails and riding areas. This includes a continuing GRANT supporting the Off Road Business Association (ORBA). Yamaha’s support will assist ORBA in its ongoing efforts to secure OHV access rights in Johnson Valley as well as U.S. National Forest Service properties throughout California. Other 2013 Q2 Yamaha GRANT recipients include:

• Itasca County Land Department, Minn.
• Racers Under The Son, Ore.
• Rock Run Recreation, Pa.
• Valley ATV Riders, Maine

“The Johnson Valley OHV Area is the largest of its kind in the country, and Yamaha strongly supports ORBA’s work with the disparate interests to ensure OHV enthusiasts can continue to enjoy this remarkable riding opportunity,” says Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV and SxS marketing manager. “ORBA’s effort to protect OHV access is a terrific example of the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative in action, and we encourage other OHV communities to find the opportunities in their areas and consider applying for a GRANT.”

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 Monday, September 30, 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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