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Published on February 29th, 2012 | by Joe


Yamaha Selects National Hunting and Fishing Day ATV Winner

Yamaha Selects National Hunting and Fishing Day ATV Winner
2011 Sweepstakes Winner Receives New Grizzly 450 Auto. 4×4

CYPRESS, Calif. – February 28, 2012 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., the leading maker of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for outdoor enthusiasts, has selected its 2011 National Hunting and Fishing (NHF) Day sweepstakes winner.

As part of Yamaha’s ongoing support of NHF Day, the company will give a new Grizzly 450 Automatic 4×4 ATV to Adam Penton of Greeley, Colorado.  Mr. Penton was one of more than 26,000 people who entered in the 2011 ATV sweepstakes.  As an ongoing sponsor of NHF Day, Yamaha has aggressively supported the grassroots effort by donating one of its best-selling ATV models each year as a giveaway.

The Grizzly 450 ATV, valued at $6,899, is assembled right here in the U.S.A.  Yamaha is currently implementing a production transfer through the end of 2013 which will result in the majority of its worldwide ATV production being based in the United States.  Currently, all Yamaha 4×4 ATVs are rolling off the production line in the company’s state-of-the-art facility, Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation, in Newnan, Georgia.

“Yamaha is pleased to continue our support for National Hunting and Fishing Day and grow our participation in the outdoors community through such great programs and partnerships,” said Steve Nessl, marketing manager for Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group.  “As the leading ATV manufacturer for hunting and fishing enthusiasts, Yamaha supports a number of conservation- and education-minded organizations like NHF Day.  Congratulations to this year’s ATV winner, and we hope he will enjoy many years of hunting and fishing with his new Grizzly.”
NHF Day (<>) falls on the fourth Saturday of September each year and serves as the most effective grassroots effort ever taken to promote outdoor sports and conservation.  Yamaha, through its relationships with organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, Safari<> Club International, Buckmasters, NWTF, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and NHF Day, among others, is the leading ATV & SxS supporter of conservation efforts for outdoor enthusiasts.

“We’re thrilled to have Yamaha on for another year of support,” said Misty Mitchell of Wonders of Wildlife museum in Springfield, Mo. — the official home of NHF Day.  “The ATV giveaway has been a huge hit amongst NHF Day participants and we look forward to another great turnout at this year’s events nationwide.”

About Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., (YMUS), a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.

Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit<>.

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