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Yamaha introduces Rhino ATV sweepstakes

The company’s second “Assembled in the USA” promotion raises money for charities

by Sarah HostetlerPublished: January 23, 2013 08:45 AM

Cypress-based Yamaha Motor Corp. is giving away a Special Edition Rhino 700 FI in its second annual “Assembled in the USA” sweepstakes in support of veterans and children. The company launched the contest at last week’s Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas.

The contest will raise money through $5 donations from individuals entering to win the Tactical Black Special Edition Rhino 700 FI. The proceeds from the drawing will benefit two organizations, Honored American Veterans Afield and Feed the Children.

Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group marketing manager, said the company is proud to support the two groups. “Last year’s sweepstakes was a huge success with Yamaha raising more than $11,000 for two very deserving charities, HAVA and FTC,” Nessl said.

Yamaha is a founding supporter of Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) a non-profit organization established to help disabled veterans and soldiers with the healing process through outdoors sports. Feed the Children (FTC) is an international nonprofit organization that provides food, medicine and other necessities to children in need. Yamaha has partnered with FTC for over a decade, and has helped to feed thousands of children by raising funds through sweepstakes such as this. All proceeds from the raffle will be evenly distributed to these two charities.

The Special Edition Rhino, valued at more than $13,000, is tricked out with tactical accessories and is Yamaha’s most off-road capable and durable Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle. It is Yamaha’s only SxS with the exclusive Ultramtic automatic transmission, the most durable CVT system in the industry, and Yamaha’s On-Command push-button 2WD, 4WD and 4WD diff-lock system.

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