The American Council of Snowmobile Associations (ACSA), a national organization representing grassroots snowmobiling, awarded its annual Dealer of the Year award to a Ski-Doo shop in northern Minnesota for its efforts to support and promote snowmobiling. Here is the press release from Ski-Doo.
VALCOURT, Quebec (June 19, 2015) – BRP dealer Duluth Lawn and Sports has been recognized for their long time support of organized snowmobiling with the American Council of Snowmobile Associations Dealer Of The Year award. The award is given annually to retail dealers that have proven to go above and beyond in supporting their local and statewide snowmobile clubs and organizations.
Duluth Lawn and Sports was chosen based on their past and present promotions and partnerships. In business since 1991 at the Duluth, Minnesota, location, owner Pete Gassert has been the driving force behind the activism, but the entire staff gets involved. The dealership has been an active member of the Black Woods Blizzard Tour for nearly two decades, raising thousands of dollars for ALS research each year.
They are also a huge supporter of MnUSA, the statewide association, where the dealership pays for customer memberships at their open house each fall – last year that was 58 memberships. With local clubs they are very involved in projects that include providing sleds and equipment for veterans rides, promoting snowmobiling at city, county and state meetings and protecting access and trail rights at anti-motorized meetings.
“The entire family, which own two stores in northern Minnesota, are very active riders and leaders in their community for motorsports recreation,” said BRP National Sales Manager Matt Hill. “The honor is well deserved and shared amongst many.”