Polaris Dealers Nationwide Host Toys for Tots Drop-off SitesMINNEAPOLIS--Nov. 2, 20059, 2005--As the crispness of autumn gives way to the cold holiday season, good boys and girls anxiously await a visit from jolly old St. Nick. But for many children right here at home, and for reasons a child shouldn't have to understand, sometimes Santa simply can't make the trip.
Now in its 58th year, Toys for Tots has helped pick up the slack when Chris Cringle isn't able to reach every child's home. With operations in all 50 states, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve volunteers have collected toys for countless kids, from toddlers through teenagers.
This year, Polaris Industries is enlisting in the cause and hosting thousands of official drop-off sites for Toys for Tots donations at dealerships across the country. The recreational vehicle manufacturer and its nationwide network of dealers have joined Toys for Tots in an effort to put smiles on the faces of less fortunate children during the holiday season. Polaris dealers nationwide will collect toys, and the company also will contribute $230,000 in donations.
"We are very honored to work with Toys for Tots and excited to help make the holidays better for underserved children," said Tom Tiller, CEO Polaris Industries. "This year has been difficult for many families, but people can help by simply adding an extra toy to their holiday shopping list and dropping it at their local Polaris dealership."
To locate a local dealer, visit www.polarisindustries.com.
About Toys For Tots
Toys for Tots, the U.S. Marine Corps' premier community action program and one of the nation's flagship Christmas charitable causes, is dedicated to "delivering a message of hope and bringing the joy of Christmas" to America's needy children.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products apparel and vehicle accessories is available from authorized Polaris dealers or from the Polaris homepage at www.polarisindustries.com.
With annual 2004 sales of $1.8 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), Victory motorcycles and the Polaris RANGER for recreational and utility use.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest manufacturers of ATVs 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 motorcycle cruiser marketplace. Polaris also enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange and Pacific Stock Exchange under the symbol "PII," and the Company is included in the S&P Small-Cap 600 stock price index.