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    Polaris Donates More Than $130,000

    From the American Council of Snowmobile Associations

    Polaris announced the organizations that will receive grants from their $130,000 Grant Program to assist the Snowmobile, ORV and ATV Clubs across the US and Canada.

    “Riding builds a connection between friends and family and the outdoors, and the impact these clubs and organizations make locally through their grassroots efforts and ingenuity is significant,” said Steve Menneto, president of Off Road, Polaris.

    Over 200 applications were received. These 14 organizations were named recipients and received awards up to $10,000 each.

    • Adirondack Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club (NY): Help repair two bridges which will enable snowmobilers ride safely to communities, parking areas, restaurants, and lodging.
    • Advocates for Multi-Use of Public Lands (WY): Help establish a trail grooming protocol that will decrease potential damage to vehicles and increase rider safety.
    • Club VTT (Quebec): Help support the replacement of a bridge along the trail to provide safe travel.
    • International Association of Snowmobile Administrators (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada): Help support snowmobile rider safety programs.
    • Kingfield Quad Runners ATV Club (ME): Help repair trails damaged by recent severe storms to support and maintain a safe riding experience.
    • Ma & Pa Kettle Days (MN): Help support establishing a watering station for riders to clean invasive species off their vehicles before/after riding to protect the natural environment.
    • Nevada Outdoor School: Help support the expansion of the organization’s Youth Helmet program which focuses on educating both parents and children on how to safely operate off-road vehicles.
    • Rudolph River Rovers (WI): Help preserve and maintain the trail which connects riders to multiple communities.
    • St. Lawrence County Snowmobile Association  (NY): Help support gravel and delivery services needed to finish a crucial part of the 126-mile trail.
    • U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (UT): Help provide trail maintenance and updated signage along the Badlands OHV Trail that will enhance rider safety, with support from the government.
    • Valley Outdoors Club (CA): Help educate local riders about safe and responsible riding through with their rider safety programs.
    • Venture Unknown Foundation (SC) Help support the annual Sweep up the Southeast event, which focuses on trail clean-up and restoration.
    • Warfighter Made (CA) Help support the organization’s STEM program, Building Off-Road Leaders of Tomorrow.
    • Wilderness Wheelers (MN) Help support the development of a new 60-mile wilderness trail in the Chippewa National Forest that will provide safe passage for riders while preserving the natural environment.

    Awarded twice annually, TRAILS GRANTS support the efforts of nonprofit organizations and local riding clubs who use the grant for trail development, maintenance projects, safety and responsible riding education initiatives and other projects. 

    For more information, including how to apply for a fall 2024 TRAILS GRANT, click here.

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