News Release

Brunswick Receives Top 10 Birthday Party Destination Award

Lake Forest, Ill. (Aug. 26, 2010)—Brunswick and kids birthday parties are an award-winning combination.

This spring, after reviewing more than 40 birthday party destinations, Parents magazine honored Brunswick by naming it one of the ten best places for kids and parents to party. On Aug. 16, before Brunswick employees, Parents representative Lori Popernik formally presented the prestigious award.

In giving the award to Warren Hardie, president, Brunswick Bowling & Billiards, Popernik noted the many reasons why Brunswick was chosen as an award winner.

“Brunswick has a fun atmosphere. Kids can be a little loud—and it’s no big deal,” Popernik explained. “Brunswick takes care of everything. You can get the food, the activities, even the party favors. We especially loved the bowling pin-shaped water bottles.”

“We also like that the price at Brunswick is reasonable compared to other party chains,” Popernik added. In addition, she said the online party invitations and forms make holding birthday parties at Brunswick easy and very convenient for parents.

“You know you’re in a really great business when you can give kids a fun time on their birthdays and make their parents happy, too,” said Hardie, as he accepted the award.

There are 93 Brunswick Zone and Brunswick Zone XL locations throughout North America, all of which offer birthday parties. For more information about Brunswick locations and birthday celebrations, go to

Brunswick Bowling & Billiards, a division of Brunswick Corporation, is one of the largest operators of full-service bowling and family recreation centers in the world; is a full-line supplier of bowling equipment, supplies and consumer products; and designs billiards tables and accessories. Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) has been a leader in the recreation business for more than 160 years. For more information, visit

Photo caption: Warren Hardie (left), President, Brunswick Bowling & Billiard, holds the Parents’ 10 Best Birthday Chains award recently presented by Lori Popernick (center), Parents representative. Bart Burger (right), Vice President of Marketing, Brunswick Bowling – Retail, holds an enlarged copy of the article naming Brunswick a Top 10 Birthday Party Chain. As part of the ceremony, Popernick was given two Brunswick mementos of the occasion.

Contact: Sharon Honaker