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Dec 22, 2013

Yamaha Motor Corp, U.S.A. Employees Raise $100,500 For Feed The Children

(From left) Yamaha Motor Corp.,U.S.A. Motorsports Racing Division Manager Keith McCarthy with Yamaha Champions Gary Jones, Josh Herrin, King Kenny Roberts, Jessica Patterson, Chad Wienen and Cameron Beaubier.
Yamaha U.S. Employees Raise More Than $100,000 For Seventh Annual Feed The Children Charity Day; Racing Champions Also Attend Event

Cypress, CA – Thanks to the hard work and generosity of its employees, Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today presented world-renowned charity Feed the Children with a check for $100,500 as part of its Seventh Annual Feed The Children Charity Day.

The employees were joined at the event by current and past racing champions, including 2013 AMA Pro SuperBike Champion Josh Herrin, 2013 AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Champion Cameron Beaubier, 2013 Women’s Pro Motocross Triple Crown Champion Jessica Patterson, 2012/2013 AMA Pro ATV Motocross Champion Chad Wienen, as well as Yamaha legends Kenny Roberts and Gary Jones.

In addition, four-time XDL Street Freestyle Champion Bill Dixon entertained the employees and other attendees with a high-energy stunt show filled with stoppies, burnouts, and backwards wheelies.

The record funds raised for Feed the Children this year came from employee donations plus two special promotions that contributed to the 2013 donation: a charity auction held during Yamaha’s dealer meeting this summer in Las Vegas that raised approximately $60,000 and an “Assembled in U.S.A.” Sweepstakes that helped contribute another $5,500.

After the check presentation ceremony by Toshi Kato, President of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., the Star Touring and Riding Association helped deliver additional donated food and hygiene supplies to the local Feed the Children office for further distribution.

“Yamaha is proud to continue its work with Feed the Children, and to have so many of our employees, dealers, and friends join together in helping to make this a very special year for families across the country,” commented Bob Starr, General Manager of National Communications for Yamaha’s Motorsports Group. “Thanks to all of the great Yamaha racers and the Star Touring and Riding Association for their support and participation in today’s Charity Day.”

Yamaha has worked with Feed the Children for nearly 20 years, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars and feeding tens of thousands of children. Feed the Children is an international and nonprofit relief organization that delivers food, medicine, clothing, and other necessities to individuals, children, and families who lack those essentials.

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