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Free fishing event for disabled vets scheduled for June 27 in Fond du Lac

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (June 1, 2015) –

The Mercury Marine employees’ military veterans network and the Fond du Lac Chapter of "Fishing Has No Boundaries" are sponsoring a free fishing trip June 27 for veterans who are disabled or have been wounded in combat. The event will take place on Lake Winnebago in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27. Activities taking place before and after the fishing, such as breakfast, will take place on Oven Island in Fond du Lac’s Lakeside Park.

The event includes free use of a captained boat; free use of fishing gear, including rods, reels, bait and life jackets; and free breakfast and lunch.

Veterans must obtain and bring with them a current Wisconsin fishing license. Veterans also must arrange transportation to and from the event, and have the ability to safely board and get out of boats with minimal assistance. If they are wheelchair-bound, veterans must be able to be taken out of chairs and placed in boats.

Event Schedule:

6 a.m.
Boats will be staged and ready at Oven Island docks.

6 to 6:30 a.m.
Arrival and sign-in. At sign-in table, each veteran participant will receive a gift bag with various donated items, a T-shirt and a lanyard with ID that contains team number and contact info for team members.

6:30 a.m.
Breakfast, meet-and-greet and safety rule overview.

7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fishing trip. Fishing bait for event will be provided for veterans free of charge. Teams will be able to pick up bait before and during event.

12 p.m.
Return to Oven Island for lunch and door prizes.

1 to 3 p.m. Afternoon fishing. Pavilions close at 3 p.m., but veterans and volunteers are welcome to stay as long as they wish.

Veterans can fill out and submit forms to participate at the following locations in Fond du Lac:

  • Tuffy's Outpost on North Main Street
  • Summit Automotive (next to the DMV on Rolling Meadows Drive)
  • Steve's Military Surplus on Pioneer Road
  • Merlin on Johnson Street
About Mercury Marine

Headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Mercury Marine is the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines. A $2 billion division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Mercury provides engines, boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications, empowering boaters with products that are easy to use, extremely reliable and backed by the most dedicated customer support in the world. Mercury’s industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; MotorGuide trolling motors; Mercury propellers; Mercury inflatable boats; Mercury SmartCraft electronics; Attwood marine parts; Land ‘N Sea marine parts distribution; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils. For more information, visit mercurymarine.com .

About Brunswick
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, 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 and Whale marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Diversified Marine and Bell RPG parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris FloteBote, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray and Uttern boats, and Life Fitness and Hammer Strength fitness equipment, and Brunswick billiards tables and table tennis. For more information, visit brunswick.com .