News Release

Brunswick Awards 28 Scholarships to Children of Brunswick Dealership Employees

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Aug. 24, 2010 – Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), a market leader in the marine industry, and the Brunswick Foundation recently awarded 28 sons and daughters of dealership owners and employees in the U.S. and Canada, a total of $56,000 in college scholarships to assist those students with their tuition fees. The Brunswick Foundation Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program recognizes recipients for their academic excellence, leadership capabilities and civic involvement during the past school year, and are chosen by an independent committee of academic professionals at leading Midwestern universities.

"I am truly appreciative for receiving a Brunswick scholarship this year,” said scholarship recipient Randilea Nichols, whose father is Randy Nichols, president and chief executive officer of Nichols Marine in McAlester, Okla. “I sincerely thank Brunswick Corporation for its generosity and support towards my future as well as my college tuition costs.”

The Brunswick Dealer Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program is part of Brunswick Dealer Advantage, a wide ranging group of dealer support services available to over 5,000 Brunswick marine, Life Fitness and Brunswick Billiards dealers in the U.S. and Canada. Brunswick Dealer Advantage offers valuable tools that help dealers to build long-term profitability and value in their businesses and help them succeed.

"We are so proud of our sons Colby and Patrick for winning scholarships this year, and we are so thankful for the Brunswick Foundation and Brunswick Dealer Advantage for their support,” said parents Rob Brown and Nancy Fortier-Brown of Clark Marine in Manchester, Maine. “Our dealership benefits from several Dealer Advantage features, and the scholarships are just one more way that Brunswick is showing us that they support our dealership and our families."

In the U.S., Brunswick marine dealers can leverage leading retail services like Blue Water Finance, Brunswick Product Protection, and Channel Blade to attract new customers. Under Dealer Advantage, dealers may also offer major employee benefits and rewards programs such as General Motors supplier pricing, AdvantageCare healthcare and Aetna dental and vision, as well as enjoy preferred terms on key operation services like Brunswick Acceptance Corporation floor financing, Staples office supplies, US Bank credit card processing, UPS shipping services, Arthur J. Gallagher business insurance and lots more. The number of programs a dealer can access increases based on the strength of the dealer’s partnership with Brunswick. Opportunities for scholarships are offered to Gold and Platinum-level dealers.

“Higher education is important in helping the next generation to prepare for success,” said Russ Lockridge, vice president and chief human resources officer for Brunswick Corporation. “It is an honor to be a part of helping these dealers and their children realize their dreams.”

“Brunswick Dealer Advantage and the Brunswick Foundation scholarship program allow us to directly help dealers and their families,” said Judith P. Zelisko, president of the Brunswick Foundation as well as Brunswick’s vice president - tax. “Brunswick Corporation has a long history of charitable contributions, and we are proud to be able to contribute again this year.”

The 2010 Dealer Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program recipients are:

Maxwell Berube

Port Harbor Marine

South Portland , Maine

Brandon Bringer

O P C Marine Service

Imperial, Mo.

Jessica L. Bunch

Lake Wylie Marine Inc.

Lake Wylie , S.C.

Amanda Clarke

Quality Performance Marine Inc.

Corona , Calif.

Erin Creaser

Glenn Burney Marine Ltd.

Parry Sound , Ontario , Canada

Caitlin Flynn

Lookout Marine

Somerset , Ky.

Colby Fortier-Brown

Clark Marine

Manchester , Maine

Patrick Fortier-Brown

Clark Marine

Manchester , Maine

Elisabelle Gaboury

Gaboury Marine

Sorel Tracy , Quebec , Canada

Nicole Garofolo

Dicksons Marine

East Patchogue , N.Y.

Maddison Hall

Lake Wylie Marine Inc.

Lake Wylie , S.C.

Erika Haselhorst

Belleville Sport Sales Inc.

Belleville , Ill.

Luke Hunt

Marine Service Center

Decatur , Ill.

Nicole Kush

Hipp Marine Service

San Diego , Calf.

Kelsey Lautrup

Cariboo Supply and Marine Ltd.

100 Milehouse, British Columbia , Canada

Jacob Lueders

Frontier Power Sport

Fergus Falls , Minn.

Alexandria Mazoch

Clear Lake Power

El Lago , Texas

Randilea Nichols

Nichols Marine

McAlester , Okla.

Nikki Novak

Pierre Sports Center

Pierre , S.D.

Alexis Pollard

Elite Marine Inc.

Riverside , Calif.

Audrey Puryear

Dalton Marine

Dalton , Ga.

Jacqueline Reitz

Jarrett Bay Boatworks

Beaufort , N.C.

Brooke Shelton

Wilson Marine Corporation

Howell , Mich.

Jordan Sheridan

MarineMax Southwest Florida

Fort Myers , Fla.

Jamie Theno

Hidden Mill Marine

Hammonton , N.J.

Theresa Valentine

Lindy's Sales Inc.

Fairgrove , Mich.

Ellen Werner

Arnolds Boats and Motors

Louisville , Ky.

Lynsie Whitlow

Whits Marine Inc.

Fort Smith , Ark.

About Brunswick Dealer Advantage
Brunswick Dealer Advantage now offers 29 dealer services designed to enhance the long-term profitability of Brunswick’s dealer partners in the US. Programs focus on three areas: attracting more retail customers, rewarding employees, enhancing operations and reducing costs through preferred rates. Retail marketing services include Blue Water Finance, Boater’s Choice insurance, Brunswick Product Protection and Mercury Product Protection extended service contracts,, and Channel Blade internet marketing and parts sales. Employee rewards include General Motors supplier pricing, Brunswick Foundation college scholarships and savings on Aetna dental and vision care. Operational enhancements include inventory financing through Brunswick Acceptance Corporation, savings on UPS shipping, Staples office products, US Bank credit card processing and more. For more information on all 29 Brunswick Dealer Advantage programs, call 877-462-3884 or visit

About Brunswick
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill "Genuine Ingenuity"(TM) in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Diversified Marine and Benrock parts and accessories distributors; Arvor, Bayliner, Bermuda, Boston Whaler, Cabo Yachts, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris FloteBote, Hatteras, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Ornvik, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Sealine, Suncruiser, Triton Aluminum, Trophy, Uttern and Valiant boats; Life Fitness and Hammer Strength fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centers, equipment and consumer products; Brunswick billiards tables and foosball tables. For more information, visit

Contact: Daniel Kubera
Director – Media Relations and Corporate Communications
Phone: 847-735-4617