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Pierce, Harley-Davidson celebrate preliminary results to NFFF Full Throttle Support Campaign

Published on 24 April 2009

Pierce Manufacturing Inc have announced that up to April 23rd, 2009, their NFFF Full Throttle Support campaign has raised $100,000 for the National Fallen Fighters Foundation (NFFF)
Pierce has announced initial $100,000 proceeds from their NFFF Full Throttle Support campaign
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, and Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, have announced that up to April 23, 2009, participants in the NFFF Full Throttle Support campaign have raised $100,000 for the National Fallen Fighters Foundation (NFFF).

Surrounded by attendees at FDIC in Indianapolis, executives from the two companies presented a check for the money that was raised by those who have entered a sweepstakes to win a custom, one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® Firefighter Special Edition motorcycle. Individuals can still donate and enter the sweepstakes at as the program runs through midnight on April 25, coinciding with the final hours of FDIC.

"The enthusiasm for the Full Throttle Support campaign has been inspiring, and we are so proud to be able to present to NFFF a check for $100,000 before the program is even over," said Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president Fire & Emergency.

"Since the campaign launched in January, people around the country have stepped forward to support family members of fallen firefighters and the firefighting community in general."

In keeping with the Pierce tradition of giving back to the firefighting community, Connie Stellmacher, Oshkosh Corporation Foundation vice president, presented a second check to the NFFF for $25,000 on behalf of the Foundation. Created in 1960, the Oshkosh Corporation Foundation is dedicated to supporting charitable nonprofit organizations that improve and enhance the quality of life. The Foundation focuses its efforts in communities in which Oshkosh employees work and live, and also supports organizations directly related to the corporation's businesses.

FDIC attendees can see the grand-prize motorcycle by visiting the Pierce Manufacturing booth, number 9404. In addition, kiosks are set up throughout the Lucas Oil Stadium for donations and sweepstakes entries. Attendees also have the opportunity to purchase limited-edition, Pierce and Harley-Davidson Full Throttle Support merchandise including jackets, hats and t-shirts. All profits from this merchandise also benefit the NFFF.

The winner of the custom Harley will be randomly selected following FDIC and announced at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 21.

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