Press Release –
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., October 12, 2006 – Today, as temperatures dip and snow is in the forecast, Polaris is presenting $60,000 worth of coats and gloves to the The Salvation Army’s Coats for Kids program to keep kids warm this winter.
The donation will directly impact more than 600 children in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.
The over 600 coats and 100 pairs of gloves Polaris is donating are all designed to provide protection against the elements for the winter enthusiasts who need it most – fun-loving youngsters.
The coats and gloves come in a variety of colors and styles, and are sized for both young children and teenagers.
“Polaris chose to make a donation to Coats for Kids because our company is made up of snowmobile and outdoor enthusiasts, so we know how important it is to stay safe and warm during the cold Minnesota winter,” said Bennett Morgan, president and chief operating officer, Polaris Industries. “We hope these coats will help Twin Cities kids stay warm as they’re going to and from school and when they’re outside enjoying the beautiful Minnesota snow that’s just around the corner.”
“Our office was abuzz with excitement when we heard about Polaris’ generous donation,” said Major Paul Fleeman, Twin Cities Salvation Army Commander. “Due to the tremendous need in the Twin Cities area, we set an ambitious giving goal this year. With Polaris’ donation we are definitely on our way to ensuring a safe and warm winter for children in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.”