Minneapolis, February 13, 2015 – Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the company, through its employees and matched by The Polaris Foundation, raised almost $30,000 for Special Olympics Minnesota. The company also donated two snowmobiles which will be offered at raffle by the organization.
“Polaris is proud to lead the way in fundraising efforts for the Special Olympics Minnesota’s Polar Plunge,” said Scott Wine, Polaris Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This organization provides wonderful programs for more than 8,100 Special Olympic Minnesota athletes and I’m pleased our employees embraced the cause in such a big way.”
As part of the fundraising effort, Polaris employees had the No. 1 team with 110 “Plungers” from the organization participating at the White Bear Lake Plunge, on Saturday, January 31. The event saw more than 8,000 attendees, consisting of “Plungers” and spectators, who spent the day watching the Plunge, snacking on food, meeting “Snowflake,” the Plunge mascot, and checking out Polaris’ new ground-breaking on-road vehicle, Polaris Slingshot®.
The White Bear Polar Plunge was only the second of several Plunges happening around the state. Interested parties can find more information at plungemn.org. People interested in the snowmobiles being raffled by Special Olympics Minnesota can find more information at www.plungemn.org/polaris-raffle or by visiting any of the upcoming metro Plunge locations to purchase a raffle ticket.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2014 sales of $4.5 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.
Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory® and Indian Motorcycle® and Slingshot® brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered Parts, Accessories and Apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin®, Cycle Country® and Pro Armor®brands.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.