Minneapolis, MN (8/21/2012) -
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading
manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced
the company has donated a total of 28 Polaris
all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and safety gear
to the Boy Scouts of America's Northern Star
Council's Tomahawk Scout Reservation, the
second largest Boy Scout camp in the nation,
and the Northwoods Camp, run by The Salvation
Army, the world-wide leader of social, youth
and rehabilitative services. The donation,
valued at $100,000, is part of Polaris' long-term
partnerships with the two organizations, focused
on youth ATV safety practices and outdoor
"Our partnerships with Boy Scouts of
America and The Salvation Army offer outstanding
opportunities to demonstrate how ATVs can
be a positive educational tool for youth,"
said Scott Wine, Polaris CEO. "By introducing
young people to the sport in a manner that
emphasizes the importance of safety and responsible
ATV ownership, Polaris can entice a new generation
into the powersports community while providing
a great experience for thousands of young
The Boy Scouts of America's Northern Star
Council's Tomahawk Scout Reservation, located
in Birchwood, Wis., is the destination for
approximately 6,500 Boy Scouts, Webelos and
adult leaders every summer. The new ATV program
at the camp encompasses all aspects of safe
ATV operation and ATV maintenance. Boy Scouts
enrolled in the program also have the opportunity
to earn merit badges for their participation.
The Salvation Army's Northwoods Camp, located
on Elbow Lake, in Finlayson, Minn., accommodates
more than 3,000 youth campers each summer.
The camp offers various activities including
swimming, hiking, fishing, camping, arts and
crafts, archery, music, boating, ropes course,
and the opportunity for spiritual enrichment.
The core intention of the ATV program is to
teach camp visitors new life skills such as
changing oil, repairing flat tires, and other
learning experiences that will help youth
broaden their skills and build their confidence.
Polaris vehicles available to camp visitors
at both camps include the easy-to-use Phoenix
200; the best-selling utility ATV of all time,
the Sportsman 500 H.O.; and the award-winning
Sportsman 550. The Salvation Army's Northwoods
Camp also will have the most-popular youth
ATVs, the Outlaw 50 and Outlaw 90, available
to camp visitors. As part of both donations,
Polaris will adjust models as needed and replace
older units over time to ensure the camp always
has safe, age- appropriate vehicles available.
Star Council of Boy Scouts of America
Northern Star Council BSA leads youth to be
healthy, contributing citizens and leaders
in their families, communities and the world,
serving 75,000 young people in 25 counties
across central Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
for more information.
About The Salvation
The Salvation Army Northern Division has been
serving Minnesota and North Dakota communities
since 1886. Today the Northern Division includes
operation centers in dozens of cities across
both states. These centers provide food, shelter,
youth programs and more to nearly 590,000
people a year. To volunteer with The Salvation
Army or to make a donation, call 651-746-
3400 or toll free at 800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769).
Checks made out to The Salvation Army may
be sent to 2445 Prior Ave. N, Roseville, MN
55113. For more information or to make an
online donation, please visit www.salvationarmynorth.org.
2009 sales of $1.6 billion, Polaris designs,
engineers, manufactures and markets off-road
vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles
(ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER(r), snowmobiles
and Victory Motorcycles(r) for recreational
and utility use. Polaris is a recognized leader
in the snowmobile industry, and one of the
largest manufacturers of ORVs in the world.
Victory Motorcycles, established in 1998 and
representing the first all-new American-made
motorcycle from a major company in nearly
60 years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads
into the cruiser and touring motorcycle marketplace.
Polaris also enhances the riding experience
with a complete line of Pure Polaris(r) apparel,
accessories and parts, available at Polaris
Polaris Industries Inc.
trades on the New York Stock Exchange under
the symbol "PII," and the Company
is included in the S&P Small-Cap 600 stock
Information about the
complete line of Polaris products, apparel
and vehicle accessories, is available from
authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from
the Polaris homepage at www.polarisindustries.com.