2016 Yamaha ATV Wall of Champions ATV Inductees: WITH VIDEO
On Thursday December 15th, Yamaha inducted nine of its ATV, Side-by-Side, Supercross/Motocross and Road Racing titleholders to its Wall of Champions in a ceremony held at the Cypress, CA office. On top of the eleven championships acknowledged, the event-filled day included the presentation of a check to Feed the Children, a fond farewell to retiring Yamaha Vice President of Motorcycle Operations, Dennis McNeal, and recognition of Yamaha Racing Team Manager Tom Halverson’s 30 years of service.
Those who competed on ATVs that were honored included 2016 AMA Pro ATV Motocross champion Chad Wienen and 2016 GNCC XC1 ATV champion Walker Fowler.
10th Annual Feed the Children Presentation
Yamaha presented world-renowned charity, Feed the Children, with a check for $56,155.50 as part of its 10th Annual Feed the Children presentation. Yamaha raises money for Feed the Children through employee donations, special dealer fundraising activities, and direct corporate donations from Yamaha’s customer satisfaction team. The company’s unique Customer Satisfaction Survey program makes a donation for each survey returned by a Yamaha Motorsports customer. Over the past two decades, Yamaha helped raise more than $5 million in cash and supplies for Feed the Children, which is an international and nonprofit relief organization delivering food, medicine, clothing, and other necessities to individuals, children, and families who lack those essentials.
Retiring Yamaha Motor Corp., USA VP Dennis McNeal
Dennis McNeal, Vice President of Motorcycle Operations for Yamaha, is retiring after 38 years with the company. Dennis was given a warm sendoff, complete with a fitting tribute to his leadership, expert guidance, and genuine friendship not only to Yamaha employees, but to thousands of powersports industry persons across the U.S. and around the world, as well.