The Ford Bronco Wild Fund exists to connect people with the outdoors, dedicating a portion of every Bronco sale to assistance with grants, scholarships, contributions and a large dealer network that help fund public land. The Wild Fund Grant Program was created to help provide access to, and maintain, natural resources in the U.S., allocating more than $1.6 million to date toward such projects thanks to the Team Bronco Ambassadors, Bronco Nation and Ford Dealer Network. Now, Kansas State Parks is the latest entity to benefit from Ford’s Wild Fund.
Specifically, Tuttle State Creek Park, which is located in Pottawatomie County, Kansas, received part of this year’s Ford Bronco Wild Fund allocation. The fund will allow the park to purchase a TrackMaster track chair, making the park more accessible to visitors with disabilities thanks to tough, all-terrain motorized chairs that facilitate hiking, wildlife viewing, and participating in special events at the park, just to name a few.
“Kansas State Parks are committed to ensuring our natural spaces remain accessible to all,” said Linda Lanterman, Kansas State Parks director, in a press release. “This grant will allow our staff at Tuttle Creek State Park to provide quality experiences for those with physical disabilities, and we look forward to this TrackMaster being the first of many track chairs made available to the public at Kansas State Parks.”
The Blue Oval’s commitment to the outdoors goes beyond the Ford Bronco Wild Fund. Previously, FoMoCo and outdoor wear company Marmot joined forces to promote state parks with a kitted-out Bronco Sport, visiting 15 state parks in the U.S. in 30 days. Meanwhile, the off-road Bronco lends itself well to demanding jobs, prompting FoMoCo to release the 2023 Ford Bronco Wildland Firefighting Command Rig, which was generously donated to National Park Service for use in Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico.