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Yamaha giveaway raises more than $11,000 for charity

Participants donated $5 each for a chance to win a new Yamaha Grizzly 700 ATV

by Jacy DanquePublished: June 05, 2012 09:35 AM

The prize model Yamaha Grizzly 700 ATV
Yamaha Motor Corporation has wrapped up its “Assembled in U.S.A.” Grizzly Giveaway fundraiser, generating more than $11,000 for Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and Feed the Children (FTC) charities.

The Cypress-based firm, known for their durable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, launched the fundraiser last fall, in which participants contributed $5 to enter the pool to win a new special-edition ATV. William Price, of Newbury Park, Calif., was randomly selected as the winner of the giveaway.

“Yamaha donated its top of the line Grizzly 700 ATV to help raise the most money possible for HAVA and FTC –– two organizations that Yamaha is very proud to support,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group marketing manager. “Yamaha congratulates Mr. Price for winning the Grizzly and thanks everyone who made a $5 donation as part of this sweepstakes.”

The prize model, a Steel Blue Grizzly 700 FI EPS ATV, features aluminum wheels with a unique red, white and blue U.S.A-themed graphic kit. It also comes with Electric Power Steering, fuel injection, Ultramatic automatic transmission, On-Command push-button four-wheel-drive, four wheel independent suspension and more. This off-road vehicle was one of the first Grizzly 700 ATVs from Yamaha’s production line in Newnan, Georgia, last May, and revealing the company’s plans to create more ATV models.

“Yamaha Outdoors was part of founding HAVA five years ago and has been on going sustaining sponsor in support of its mission to serve disabled vets and wounded active duty military personnel in outdoor sports,” said HAVA Chairman Tom Taylor. “HAVA is grateful for this additional support which will allow for even more hunts and shooting events for the American Heroes the organization serves.”
 
Feed the Children spokesman Tony Sellars said, “We are so thankful for the generosity shown by Yamaha and their employees in supporting children and their families. Efforts of companies like Yamaha help us put food on the tables for families that otherwise might have gone without.”


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