MEDINA, Minn. — May 17, 2013 — Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, proudly donated a new 2013 Indian Chief Vintage to PACER Center for its Annual Benefit. During the event on May 11th, the motorcycle was auctioned for $32,000. All proceeds benefit PACER, an organization that provides individual assistance, workshops, publications, and other resources to help families make decisions about education and other services for their child or young adult with disabilities. In addition, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center serves all children, including those with disabilities, by uniting and educating communities nationwide to prevent bullying.
Vice President of Polaris Motorcycle Steve Menneto was in attendance for the event. “Polaris Industries is committed to assisting organizations that support our local community. PACER is an incredible organization focusing on empowering families with information. With motorcycle enthusiast Jay Leno as this year’s event host, we were proud to donate this 2013 Chief Vintage LE to the PACER Benefit.”
Leno took part in the PACER live auction, helping boost the sale of the motorcycle to $32,000. Since 2005, Polaris has been actively involved in the PACER benefit donating ATVs, Rangers, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles totaling more than $117,000.
PACER Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on individual, corporate, and foundation contributions and support. PACER is fiscally responsible: Only 16 percent of funds are used for management and fundraising, so 84 percent of tax-deductible donations go directly to programs and services that assist all children including those with any disability and their families.
“We so appreciate the important support of Polaris to PACER Center which benefits children with disabilities and youth who have been bullied. The donation of the Indian motorcycle was amazing!” said Paula Goldberg, PACER’s executive director. “Jay Leno was fantastic in doing the auction of the motorcycle. We thank Polaris for their generosity and wonderful support for children!”
By making a donation, individuals are helping PACER provide opportunities for children and youth with disabilities. All contributions help keep services free of charge to families. PACER welcomes contributions in a variety of ways, and any amount is appreciated.