|Brunswick Awards 28 Scholarships To Children Of Brunswick Dealership Employees|
LAKE FOREST, Ill., Sept. 29, 2011 - Brunswick Corporation's (NYSE: BC) dealer services team, through its Brunswick Dealer Advantage and the Brunswick Foundation, is proud to announce its continued support of college education for select children of its dealers' employees. Brunswick recently awarded scholarships to 28 sons and daughters of employees of its marine dealerships in the U.S. and Canada. Each recipient will receive $2,000 to assist 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. Recipients are chosen by an independent committee of academic professionals from leading Midwestern universities.
"I am very proud of the recipients who earned the Brunswick Sons and Daughters scholarship this year," said Jeff Hall, president of Lake Wylie Marina in Lake Wylie, S.C., and father to winner Maddison Hall. "They have worked extremely hard over the years to achieve what it takes to earn this scholarship. Congratulations to them, and thank you to Brunswick. It is great to have Brunswick as a partner in our business. Their support and leadership is topnotch."
Brunswick Dealer Advantage offers up to 31 leading dealer support services to Brunswick marine dealers in the U.S. and Canada. Brunswick Dealer Advantage services provide valuable tools that help dealers to build long-term profitability and value at multiple levels of their businesses . The services are designed to help dealers attract and retain employees, draw more retail customers, improve operations and lower costs.
"Brunswick is committed to offering our dealers and their families the best support in the industry and we know how valuable higher education is in helping the next generation succeed," 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 and maximize their potential."
The Brunswick Sons and Daughters scholarship program is part of a continuously growing menu of leading marine dealer services from providers such as Brunswick Financial Services, BoatTrader.com, ARI (formerly Channel Blade), ADP Lightspeed and Constellation Dealership Software, AT&T and Sprint, GM, Aetna, AXA Equitable, UPS, Staples, US Bank and many more. Many programs offer rate advantages exclusive to Brunswick dealers. 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.
"Brunswick Corporation, through the Brunswick Foundation, has a long history of supporting higher education by awarding scholarships to talented students, and we are proud to be able to contribute again this year," said Judith P. Zelisko, president of the Brunswick Foundation as well as Brunswick's vice president-tax. "The program allows us to help our dealers and their families directly year-after-year."
There is no cost to the dealer to participate in Brunswick Dealer Advantage, and dealers can choose the number of programs that fits their unique business needs. Dealers can learn more about the Brunswick Dealer Advantage by calling a program specialist at 1-877-462-3884, or by visiting www.brunswickdealeradvantage.com.
The 2011 Dealer Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program recipients are:
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