Give Back This Memorial Day with the Polaris “RZR Salute to Heroes” Donation Campaign
Polaris® Government & Defense
Minneapolis, May 15, 2017 – Polaris is partnering with Warfighter Made to give back to injured service members and veterans this Memorial Day with the “RZR Salute to Heroes” donation campaign. The campaign is raising funds for the non-profit organization Warfighter Made so they can continue to provide off-road experiences and customized vehicles to ill, injured, and combat-wounded service members and veterans.
“Polaris Government & Defense is proud to provide customized military vehicles for operational use, but Polaris also supports our warfighters when they return home through campaigns such as this and with our commercial products like RZR,” John Olson, PhD, vice president and general manager of Polaris Government and Defense. “This campaign helps celebrate what off-road recreational freedom means to our nation’s wounded warrior heroes by getting them into the RZR, one of our most popular sport off-road vehicles, when they return home.
Starting today Polaris RZR is raising money in two ways, with 100 percent of the donations going directly to Warfighter Made. Those who donate through the “RZR Salute to Heroes” website will be entered to win one of 16 prizes from industry partners. Donors will also be eligible to win the grand prize, a custom military-themed RZR XP Turbo EPS built by the Diesel Brothers. Additionally, RZR will contribute $5 (up to $25,000) for every social media post that includes a picture of a RZR, a RZR Life story, and #RZRLife or #RZRSalutetoHeroes.
Warfighter Made was established in 2012, with the goal of empowering and improving the quality of life for ill, injured and combat-wounded service members and veterans, and improving their quality of life by keeping them connected to their families, friends, community and the world. The organization offers programs, as like recreational therapy, through the adaptation and customization of trucks, motorcycles and off-road vehicles. Polaris RZRs are used during these recreational trips
“Warfighter Made makes a difference for so many veterans by giving them the opportunity to continue to do the things they enjoy most, like off-roading.” said Matt Boone, RZR Marketing Manager. “RZR has been a partner of Warfighter Made for a number of years, andwe wanted to show our continued support for the incredible work they do with our country’s heroes.”
The “RZR Salute to Heroes” campaign runs May 15 to May 29, closing at 11:59 p.m. CST. Please see a short video bit.ly/RZRSaluteVideo about the initiative.
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2016 sales of $4.5 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally include military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.