During its national dealer meeting last week in Las Vegas, Yamaha held a charity auction to raise money to benefit the Feed the Children Oklahoma Relief Fund.
Feed the Children is one of Yamaha Motor Corporation’s official corporate charities. Due to the recent tragic events in Oklahama, Yamaha auctioned off racing memorabilia, including helmets, leathers, gloves, autographed racing bodywork and more to attending dealers. The auction raised $60,000, all of which will go to the relief fund.
Polaris has donated 10 military, off-road vehicles with a combination of Run-Flat and Non-Pneumatic Tires (NPT) to enhance The Salvation Army’s ability to transport food, water and other critical supplies to survivors, in Moore, Okla. The units were delivered from Polaris’ Osceola, Wis. plant, free of charge, thanks to a generous donation from Bay and Bay Transport and Overbye Trucking.
“With debris on the ground from thousands of destroyed homes, these vehicles will allow us to serve in places our mobile kitchens cannot,” said Lt. Col. Robert Thomson, Salvation Army Northern Division Commander. “We thank Polaris for this incredible gift. These vehicles will allow us to serve more people in crisis.”
The donated units, a combination of military ATV, Ranger and RZR vehicles, are outfitted with either Run Flat tires or NPTs to prevent down time. Run-Flat tires resist the effects of deflation when punctured, giving the operator the ability to continue to use the vehicle; and NPTs are built to never go flat and are virtually indestructible.