Polaris-donated 2013 Indian Chief raises $32K for education charity

Publish Date: 
May 17, 2013

MEDINA, Minn. - A new 2013 Indian Chief Vintage donated by Indian Motorcycle raised $32,000 for the PACER Center at its annual benefit May 11, with celebrity host Jay Leno among the bidders helping to boost the price of the bike.

PACER provides individual assistance, workshops, publications, and other resources to help families make decisions about education and other services for their children or young adults with disabilities. In addition, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center works to unite and educate communities nationwide to prevent bullying.

“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,” said Polaris vice president Steve Menneto, who attended.

Since 2005 Polaris has been involved in the PACER benefit, donating ATVs, Rangers, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles totaling more than $117,000.

“We so appreciate the important support of Polaris to PACER Center, which benefits children with disabilities and youth who have been bullied,” 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.”

Posted by Holly Wagner. Image courtesy Indian Motorcycles.