Since 2019, Polaris Inc., the global leader in powersports, has been a partner of the Foundation providing more than $280,000 in support as well as a youth side-by-side RANGER UTV. The Foundation’s PAF Safety Day program has been offering ATV/UTV hands-on education with peer-reviewed curriculum since 1997. Among the nearly 400 PAF Safety Day programs throughout the United States and Canada, ATV/UTV safety has consistently ranked in the top five most popular topics offered among the more the 30 safety and health areas available.
“It is an honor to partner with such as trusted industry leader as we continue to bolster our ATV/UTV safety education to align with the industry’s evolving technology and safety features,” said Brian Kuhl, president and CEO of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation. “Knowing that many ATV/UTV incidents occur due to unsafe operating behaviors, we remain confident in teaching youth proper safe riding practices through age-appropriate, engaging techniques and encouraging them to share the potentially life-saving messages within their communities.”
This expanded support from Polaris will play a pivotal role in helping to reach more youth and rural communities with ATV/UTV education through the PAF Safety Day program. Additionally, the partnership addresses the ever-growing demand for ATV/UTV safety education through the Program’s delivery modes as well as additional outreach initiatives.
"Youth safety is a primary focus area of the Polaris Foundation and we are thrilled to expand upon our partnership with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation and further support their work around educating children on safe riding practices," said Dana Anderson, senior manager, community outreach, Polaris.
Individuals, families, and educators interested in ATV/UTV safety for youth are encouraged to visit the PAF Safety Day program online resources through its YouTube channel and website at www.progressiveag.org. To learn how you can bring the PAF Safety Day program to your community or become a partner, visit www.progressiveag.org/getinvolved.
About Progressive Agriculture Foundation®
The Progressive Agriculture Foundation® (PAF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission to provide education, training and resources to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for all children and their communities. PAF builds partnerships to secure resources for the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® (PAF Safety Day) program, which is recognized as the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America.
Since the inception of the Foundation's program in 1995, its reach has expanded to individuals in the United States, U.S. territories, and Canadian provinces. For more information about PAF and the PAF Safety Day program, visit: http://www.progressiveag.org.
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