February 5, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bill Kresnak
Phone: (614) 856-1900
PICKERINGTON, OHIO -- The AMA "Save Our Trails" Fund is winding down, having paid out more than $76,000 to AMA District 37 for legal expenses in the District`s battle to protect off-highway riding areas in California.
The "Save Our Trails" Fund was created to accept donations for District 37 (Southern California) legal battles and other efforts to protect off-highway riding areas. When the program began, the AMA pledged to match contributions dollar for dollar, up to $50,000. The fund has received more than $38,000 in donations so far. That means the AMA is committed to matching roughly $10,000 more in donations before the program ends April 1.
"AMA District 37 is working hard to stop efforts in California to shut down riding areas to off-highway motorcycles and ATVs," said AMA Western States Representative Nick Haris. "Riders in California and across the nation need to support the District`s efforts to show opponents of motorized recreation that we are a united force, no matter where our riding areas come under attack."
Supporters can donate online to help protect trails or send contributions to: Save Our Trails, AMA, 13515 Yarmouth Dr., Pickerington, OH 43147.
Issued February 5, 2003
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