Edgewater, Fla. (September 10, 2012) - To celebrate the beginning of the new school year, Boston Whaler carried out its second annual "Boatload of Backpacks" project, donating 150 backpacks filled with school supplies to three local elementary schools in Edgewater, Florida.
Boston Whaler matched employee contributions one-to-one, resulting in a complete school-supply list for 150 area students. The "Boatload of Backpacks" was delivered by a 150 Super Sport to Edgewater Elementary, Indian River Elementary and Burns Science and Technology Charter School.
"Boston Whaler prides itself in being a part of our local community," says Tim Schiek, President of Boston Whaler. "We are thrilled to be able to help these young students prepare for a successful future."
Boston Whaler delivered 50 backpacks to each school. The backpacks will then be distributed by each school to a select number of students that may need additional support throughout the school year.
About Boston Whaler: For more than 50 years, Boston Whaler has been building superior quality unsinkable runabouts, cruisers and center console boats. Founded in 1958 and currently headquartered in Edgewater, FL, the company's unique foam-cored construction process contributes not only unsurpassed flotation, but superior ride characteristics and durability. The current product line ranges from 11-37 feet and is distributed around the world by a network of exceptional dealers. For more information about The Unsinkable Legend, please visit www.bostonwhaler.com. Boston Whaler is owned by Brunswick Corporation, the largest marine manufacturer in the world.
About Brunswick Corporation: Headquartered in Lake Forest, IL, Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill "Genuine Ingenuity" 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, and Diversified Marine parts and accessories distributors; Arvor, Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Cabo Yachts, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris FloteBote, Hatteras, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Sealine, Suncruiser, 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, please visit www.brunswick.com.
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