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49ers, Raiders and Cowboys Players Team up with Washington Mutual to Score Touchdowns for Tots; NFL Stars Arnaz Battle, Lamont Jordan and Jason Witten Serve as Spokesmen for Seventh Annual Program

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 10, 2006--Kids and teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Dallas, Texas are rooting for the 49ers, Raiders and Cowboys to put a lot of points on the scoreboard this NFL season.

Washington Mutual's "Touchdowns for Tots," now in its seventh year, donates $500 to support school-based children's education for every touchdown scored by the 49ers, Raiders and Cowboys. The three organizations that will receive donations this season are Cesar Chavez Elementary School in San Francisco, Oakland Charter Academy of Oakland and Dallas Achieves! -- Dallas Independent School District.

"We're excited to be able to continue our support of quality education for children," said Warren Wilcox, Senior Vice President, Washington Mutual. "Since this program began in 2000, we have donated more than $229,000, and we hope the teams light up the scoreboard this season to help kids and teachers."

The player-spokesmen for this year's "Touchdowns for Tots" program are Arnaz Battle, wide receiver, San Francisco 49ers; Lamont Jordan, running back, Oakland Raiders; and All-Pro tight end Jason Witten from the Dallas Cowboys.

Throughout the season, play-by-play announcers on the 49ers, Raiders and Cowboys radio networks will acknowledge Washington Mutual's $500 contributions each time the teams reach the end zone. Radio spots featuring Battle, Jordan and Witten will air during the game broadcasts, with Battle and Jordan also appearing on in-stadium video promoting the program at each home game.

About Washington Mutual

Washington Mutual, through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation's leading consumer and small business banks. As of June 30, 2006, Washington Mutual and its subsidiaries had assets of $350.70 billion. The company has a history dating back to 1889 and its subsidiary banks currently operate more than 2,600 consumer and small business banking stores throughout the nation. Washington Mutual's press releases are available at http://newsroom.wamu.com.

CONTACT: Washington Mutual
Keith Givens, 415-278-4426

SOURCE: Washington Mutual