METTAWA, Ill., Sept. 13, 2018 - Brunswick Corporation's (NYSE: BC) dealer services team, Brunswick Dealer Advantage, and the Brunswick Foundation, recently announced the winners of the 2018 Brunswick Foundation Dealer Sons and Daughters Scholarship program. A one-year, $2,000 college scholarship was awarded to each of 30 deserving students of Brunswick dealer families from both the U.S. and Canada.
"For the past eleven years, the Brunswick Foundation Dealer Sons and Daughters Scholarship program has allowed us to help our dealers, their employees and their families in a very special way," said Kirsten Schuchardt, director of sales and dealer service for Boating Services Network. "Brunswick Corporation remains committed to providing the best dealer support services in the industry, and we congratulate all of the winners for their hard work, and wish them the best of luck for the upcoming school year."
With a focus on academic excellence, leadership capabilities and community involvement, the Brunswick Foundation Dealer Sons and Daughters Scholarship program is available to children of full-time employees at Brunswick marine dealerships. Recipients must be 23 or younger and attending an undergraduate college, university, or vocational school.
"These scholarships have allowed me to pursue my education without potentially burdening my family with the expenses," said scholarship winner Michael Zack, whose father, Steve Zack, is a master technician at Basa's Marine, Inc. in Bolingbrook, Ill. "As such, I am thankful for being awarded scholarships by the Brunswick Foundation, as they have helped me to achieve my goals."
Brunswick Dealer Advantage and the Brunswick Foundation have awarded over $600,000 during the past 11 years to more than 300 students from Brunswick marine dealerships in the United States and Canada. This year's scholarship recipients were chosen by an independent committee of academic professionals from leading Midwest universities.
"I am so grateful to Brunswick for awarding my granddaughter, Amelia Haydel, with a scholarship this year," said Diane Haydel, owner of Metro Boating in Harvey, La. Amelia's father, George Haydel III, is the vice president and general manager at Metro Boating, and also the third generation working at the dealership. "Our family has benefited from the generous support this scholarship provides, as Amelia continues her academic study in the field of medicine."
The Brunswick dealer scholarship program is a key part of Brunswick Dealer Advantage, the Boating Services Network's dealer services offering, designed to help marine dealers in the U.S. and Canada attract more customers, reward and retain employees, and improve operational efficiencies. Brunswick dealers can learn more about Brunswick Dealer Advantage by calling 877-462-3884, or by visiting www.brunswickdealeradvantage.com.
The 2018 Dealer Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program recipients are:
|Emily Clarke||Quality Performance Marine Inc. - Corona, California|
|Mia Emberson||Zacho Sports Center Inc. - Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin|
|Maren Geiger||G & G Fitness - Williamsville, New York|
|Alyxandra Golden||Clark Boats Inc. - Bellevue, Iowa|
|Jonathan Goller||Savannah Marine Inc. - Savannah, Missouri|
|John Hansen||The Boat House Group - Cape Coral, Florida|
|Edward Harrison IV||Baywood Marina - Brick, New Jersey|
|Amelia Haydel||Metro Boating - Harvey, Louisiana|
|Tiffany-Lynn Hodgins||Sudbury Boat & Canoe - Sudbury, Ontario, Canada|
|Arianna Hoffman||Clarks Landing Marina Inc. - Point Pleasant, New Jersey|
|April Knight||Bridgeport Equipment & Tool - Marietta, Ohio|
|Jacob LaMore||Innovation Marine - Sarasota, Florida|
|Alexis Leuci||MarineMax Lindenhurst - Lindenhurst, New York|
|William Levorse||N & B Marine Supply - Bordentown, New Jersey|
|Sara McCormack||McCormack's Cisco Chain Marina - Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin|
|Lucas Micheels||Modern Yachts Westhampton - Westhampton Beach, New York|
|Gabrielle Joan Miller||Sturgeon Creek Marina Inc. - Spotsylvania, Virginia|
|Austin Mills||Matteson Marine - Shelbyville, Michigan|
|Wesley Morgan||MarineMax Venice - Venice, Florida|
|James Quinn||Quinn's Marina Ltd. - Pefferlaw, Ontario, Canada|
|Kyleigh Reedy||Isle of Palms Marine Service & Sales - Green Cove Springs, Florida|
|Fisher Rizk||Tennessee Valley Marine Inc. - Athens, Alabama|
|Lucas Rossell||Sundance Marine - Jensen Beach, Florida|
|Alexander Russo||MarineMax Russo Danvers - Danvers, Massachusetts|
|Caroline Saba||Saba Marine - Colchester, Vermont|
|Jacqueline Wiser||Skipper Bud's - Walworth, Wisconsin|
|Taylor Young||Wieda's Marine - Alexandria, Kentucky|
|David Yow||Innovation Marine - Sarasota, Florida|
|Michael Zack||Basa's Marine Inc. - Bolingbrook, Illinois|
|Jennifer Zammit||Xtreme Marine - Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada|
Headquartered in Mettawa, Ill., Brunswick Corporation's leading consumer brands include Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Ancor, Attwood, BEP, Blue Sea Systems, Czone, Del City, Garelick, Lenco Marine, Marinco, Mastervolt, Mercury, NAUTIC-ON, Park Power, Progressive Industries, ProMariner, Quicksilver and Whale marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Lankhorst Taselaar, Payne's Marine and BLA parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet and Uttern boats; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Indoor Cycling Group and SCIFIT fitness equipment; and Brunswick billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture. For more information, visit http://www.brunswick.com.
About Brunswick Dealer Advantage
As part of Boating Services Network, Brunswick Dealer Advantage offers a broad range of dealer services designed to enhance the long-term profitability of Brunswick's dealers. Business services focus on four areas: attracting more retail customers, rewarding employees, enhancing operations, and increasing profitability. For more information on all Brunswick Dealer Advantage programs, call 877-462-3884 or visit http://www.brunswickdealeradvantage.com.
|Contact: Daniel Kubera|
|Director - Media Relations and Corporate Communications|