Brunswick Corporation's New York Mills Operation partners with United Way to help students get back to school
New York Mills, Minn. (Aug. 21, 2019) – Employees of Brunswick Corporation's New York Mills Operation, home of Lund and Crestliner boats, recently partnered with the United Way to host its second annual Stuff the Boat event to help local families with back to school supply needs. A new twist to this year’s event was the addition of a boat raffle which was used to raise additional funds on top of the donations of school supplies.
Early this spring the Employee Activities Committee started the planning and worked with the local New York Mills VFW to establish a boat raffle for a Lund 1675 Adventure SS with a Mercury 75 HP engine. Employees then sold raffle tickets around the community to raise nearly $10,000. The funds raised will be split between two programs with half going towards the Stuff the Boat program while the other half will be donated to the New York Mills school activity fund.
“Last year we were able to help over 100 families with back to school needs and our employees were looking for a way to build upon last year’s success to make an even larger impact on our local community”, said Mary Allen, a member of the committee. “Our employees were just looking to make a larger impact and the raffle boat seemed like a perfect opportunity”.
Later in the summer, the Employee Activities Committee began their campaign to collect school supplies by organizing various drop-off locations throughout the facility and sent out communications to kick off the program and raise awareness. The program was promoted heavily throughout the facility and the collection bins began to fill.
“At this time every year our employees are shopping for their own families back-to-school needs and the timing was perfect again this year for a great campaign like this,” stated Liz Holzer, another member of the committee. “It is important for us as a company to help our local schools, and it is a great feeling to know that our families who may need some additional help will have the necessary supplies they need to begin school this year. We are excited to be a part of this campaign and extremely proud of all our employees who helped make this such a tremendous success."
The Brunswick New York Mills Employee Activities Committee looks for different ways for the company to get involved locally and to help make an impact in the community. The committee is comprised of 14 employees from different areas throughout the operation. The committee members will deliver the checks and the Stuff the Boat school supplies next week.
About Brunswick New York Mills Operation
Building two of the most recognized brands in the fishing boat industry, collectively the Lund and Crestliner heritage represents over 140 years of boat-building innovation and quality. Generations of employee expertise and state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities combine to create fishing, hunting and utility boats of superior design, craftsmanship and lasting value. Lund and Crestliner are owned by Brunswick Corporation, the largest marine manufacturer in the world. For additional information about our boats and our brands visit www.lundboats.com and www.crestliner.com.
Since 1948, Lund has been building boats from the heart of lakes country in New York Mills, Minn. Built with professional-grade materials to withstand a lifetime of use, Lund Boats are guide tested and wilderness proven and demanded by more camps, resorts, fishing guides and professionals throughout North America. Whether the preference is aluminum or fiberglass, each boat is carefully designed with fishing features and optimal fishing layouts in mind. They’re engineered for maximum performance and superior boat control to effortlessly stay on the breaks and catch more fish, delivering The Ultimate Fishing Experience. Lund Boats – Built by Fishermen for Fishermen. For more information, visit www.lundboats.com.
Located in Otsego, Minn., Crestliner boats and pontoons are crafted with an uncompromising mix of functional design, all-welded aluminum construction and a relentless commitment to excellence. Since 1946, Crestliner has been making boats forged with strength and defined by durability. As a worldwide leader, Crestliner continues to redefine the industry with boats built to last. A testament to our quality and craftsmanship, Crestliner has received the CSI Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction for Aluminum Outboard Boats for 11 consecutive years. Learn more about Crestliner and its line of boats by visiting www.crestliner.com.
Headquartered in Mettawa, Ill., Brunswick Corporation’s leading consumer brands include Mercury Marine outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; Mercury global parts and accessories including propellers and SmartCraft electronics; Power Products Integrated Solutions; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood, Garelick, and Whale marine parts; Land ’N’ Sea, BLA, Payne’s Marine, Kellogg Marine, and Lankhorst Taselaar marine parts distribution; Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet and Uttern boats; Boating Services Network, Freedom Boat Club, NAUTIC-ON, OnBoard Boating Club and Rentals. For more information, visit https://www.brunswick.com.