Pierce Announces Third Consecutive Year Of NFFF Full Throttle Support CampaignAppleton, Wis. (August 6, 2011) - Kick off held at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally with Sweepstakes for Harley-Davidson Street Glide® Motorcycle to benefit fallen firefighters.
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company today kicked off year three of its NFFF (National Fallen Firefighters Foundation) Full Throttle Support sweepstakes. The NFFF Full Throttle Support III program, launched today at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, features a sweepstakes for the chance to win a custom, one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson Street Glide® motorcycle. To date, the effort has raised more than $250,000 to benefit the NFFF’s mission of supporting the families of firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Visitors at Sturgis will be invited to donate to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and enter in the sweepstakes. Go to NFFF.FullThrottleSupport.com or send a text message to 80000 with the message NFFF to donate $10. You can donate and enter up to 3 times via text messaging and 20 times online.
“Working with Harley-Davidson and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has grown to become an important part of the Pierce company mission, as we give back to the firefighting industry and reach out to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. Harley-Davidson Motor Company has donated the motorcycles used in the sweepstakes.
Since its inception, NFFF Full Throttle Support has generated 16,163 individual donations to the NFFF. The NFFF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the memory of America’s fallen firefighters as it allocates resources to aid their surviving spouses and children with scholarship assistance for educational and job training costs, and for peer networks that offer families and coworkers essential emotional support.
“On behalf of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, and our dealers and riders, we are honored to play a role with Pierce and its dealer network in the NFFF Full Throttle Support III campaign,” said Steve St. Thomas, Harley-Davidson Motor Company Director of Fleet Sales. “We are proud to be a part of this important cause together with Pierce and the entire firefighting community.”
"The NFFF is very appreciative of the support and encouragement provided by both Pierce and Harley-Davidson. Without their commitment to the families of fallen firefighters, our programs and services would not be as effective as they have been,” said Ron Siarnicki, NFFF Executive Director. “NFFF Full Throttle Support is one of our longest running, premiere fundraising efforts, and we are proud to have formed such close relationships with the outstanding people in these fine organizations."
No purchase/donation necessary to enter. Age for eligibility is subject to entrant’s state law. Complete rules for entering and eligibility are available at: NFFF.FullThrottleSupport.com. Employees of Oshkosh Corporation, Pierce Manufacturing, Harley-Davidson, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, and their families are not eligible for the sweepstakes. Sweepstakes void where restricted or prohibited by law.
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