KTM North America Inc. Announces Matching Gift Program To Benefit The Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Museum

In a show of solidarity, support, and appreciation for the efforts of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum for recognizing and presenting the history, passion, and the individuals who shape our sport, KTM is presenting a challenge to its North American Dealer Network, and itself.

The goal: to raise $30,000 for the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in three days during KTM’s 2006 National Dealer Convention in Columbus, Ohio, this August. This is planned to be met by contributions donated from individual dealers among KTM¿s national Dealer Network. The other half will come from KTM North America who will match dealer contributions.

Contributors¿ names will appear in an issue of KTM¿s popular, long running national publication, the Underground.

KTM¿s Dealer Meeting in Ohio this August is themed ¿The Crossroads of Off-Road¿ and is a fitting theme for KTM and the American Motorcyclist Association. Both were founded in Ohio, where off-road motorcycle racing began and continues strongly to this day. 

Beginning with an exclusive KTM Dealer reception at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum on Sunday, August 21, and ending Tuesday, August 23, at Mid Ohio Race Course (where KTM dealers can test ride the entire new ¿06 model line), dealers will have an opportunity to make their contributions directly with a Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum staff person. 

Dealers unable to attend this exiting three-day annual event may make their contributions by calling the Museum¿s Resource Development Director Dan Smith at 614-856-2222, extension 1198.

About the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum

The goal of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum is to tell the stories and preserve the history of motorcycling.  Located on the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, Ohio, the Motorcycle Hall of Fame honors those who have contributed notably to the sport, and three major exhibition halls showcase the machines and memorabilia that have shaped motorcycling. The Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; and is closed on New Year¿s, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Adult admission is $10 per person; students 12 ¿ 17, $3.  AMA members $5.  Seniors receive a $2 discount and members of motorcycle clubs and organizations are eligible for a $1 discount per ticket.  A $25.00 family rate and group rates are also available.  For more information, call (614) 856-2222, or visit the Museum¿s website at www.motorcyclemuseum.org

The American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation (AMHF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization devoted to the preservation of America¿s motorcycling heritage.  All gifts to the AMHF or the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum are tax deductible.  The Museum is administered by the AMHF.  Federal Tax ID # 31-1047849