Yamaha Wants You to Get Outdoors on September 24

The Outdoor Access Initiative donates another $500K to the cause.

Join us and Yamaha in going outside on September 24.Yamaha

Yamaha is at it again with the Outdoor Access Initiative, this time with dual purposes behind its actions. The first comes with another sizable financial donation, setting aside half a million dollars that will be distributed to worthy organizations that increase the opportunities for outdoor recreation. The second is to celebrate National Public Lands Day and National Hunting and Fishing Day—both of which also fall on September 24—while encouraging everyone to join them in going outside that day.

The Outdoor Access Initiative has made great strides in helping keep the lands we work and play on open and usable for our jobs and hobbies. Yamaha and its OAI have renewed their annual pledge, which entails a financial commitment of $500,000 to support outdoor recreation. Riding clubs, land stewardship associations, and public land managers are all welcome to apply for support; the deadline to apply for the quarterly grant funding is September 30, 2022. Visit yamahaoai.com for application details and examples of what the program supports.

“Last year we made a commitment to grant half a million dollars to outdoor projects, and we’re proud to say we exceeded that goal,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s motorsports marketing manager. “Our lives are rooted in the outdoors and Yamaha’s direct and significant financial support of Wonders of Wildlife, Recreate Responsibly, and so many other outdoor organizations help make recreation on public lands possible. In celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day and National Public Lands Day, we’re excited to renew our annual commitment to make a minimum of $500,000 available in 2022 to organizations who help create opportunities for outdoor recreation.”