Minneapolis, MN (2/21/2012) -
donated $25 for each entry into the
Polaris / Wounded Warrior "Phantom
4s" RZR XP 4 900 UTV Contest. There
was 1,322 entrants equaling $33,050
past Saturday, Polaris, in conjunction with
the Wounded Warrior Project(tm) (WWP), gave
away three, special, blacked-out RANGER RZR
XP 4 900s to WWP Alumni. The "Phantom 4s"
were presented to the three winners by representatives
from the Wounded Warrior Project and Polaris.
Polaris Defense surprised each winner by providing
$5,000 worth of gear and accessories to outfit
their new vehicles. Polaris also presented Wounded
Warrior Project, $33,050 to honor the 1,322
people that entered the contest ($25 for each
Winners Tammy Persing, Gavin Goodwin and
William Hampton entered an essay contest explaining
what it would mean to them to win a Polaris
RANGER RZR, and how they and their family
would enjoy the vehicle. Their essays touched
on how the vehicles would give them the ability
to enjoy life with their families, be more
adventuresome, and give them freedom away
from the hospitals and post-war challenges
they have endured.
winners of the Polaris "Phantom
4s" contest were able to ride after
the presentation just outside Phoenix,
The official giveaway to the contest winners
was at a ride area outside of Phoenix, AZ.
Jagged X, who was instrumental in developing
and helping Polaris with the "Phantom
4s," orchestrated a ride after the presentation
for the winners and their families.
"Polaris would like to congratulate
the winners of the essay contest and thank
them for their service," said Jason Difuccia,
marketing manager for Polaris' Off-Road Vehicles
Division. "It was our pleasure to donate
the 'Phantom 4s' to such a wonderful organization.
These individuals have made a great sacrifice
for our freedom; we hope these vehicles bring
joy to them and their families."
About the Wounded
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP)
is to honor and empower wounded warriors.
WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to
enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured
service members,to help injured servicemen
and women aid and assist each other, and to
provide unique, direct programs and services
to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan
organization headquartered in Jacksonville,
Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit
With annual 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 dealerships.
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.