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USA. Brunswick Corporation : Brunswick Awards Scholarships to the Children of Dealership Employees

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

METTAWA, Ill., Sept. 27, 2017 - Brunswick Corporation's (NYSE: BC) dealer services team, Brunswick Dealer Advantage, and the Brunswick Foundation, recently announced the winners of the 2017 Brunswick Foundation Sons and Daughters Scholarship program.  A one-year, $2,000 college scholarship was awarded to each of 28 deserving students of Brunswick dealer families in both the U.S. and Canada. 

"Brunswick Corporation remains committed to providing the best dealer support services in the industry, and we are pleased to award these scholarships for the tenth consecutive year," said Kirsten Schuchardt, program manager for Brunswick Dealer Advantage (BDA).  "The Brunswick Foundation Dealer Sons and Daughters Scholarship program continues to allow us to help our dealers, their employees and their families in a very special way.  We congratulate all of the winners for their hard work and wish them the best of luck for the upcoming school year." 

For the past decade, the Brunswick Foundation Dealer Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program has recognized students for their academic excellence, leadership capabilities and community involvement during the past school year. This year's scholarship recipients were chosen by an independent committee of academic professionals from leading Midwestern universities.

"I am extremely honored and thankful to receive this scholarship from Brunswick," said scholarship winner Mia Emberson, whose father Mike Emberson, is the owner of Zacho Sports Center in Chippewa Falls, Wis. "It will help offset the cost of my education at the University of Minnesota, and allow me to focus on my goal of treating others in the healthcare field.  Thank you, to the Brunswick Foundation for helping me follow my dreams."

Since its inception, the Brunswick Dealer Advantage and the Brunswick Foundation have provided more than $600,000 to support the higher education of more than 300 students from Brunswick dealerships in the United States and Canada.

"We are so very grateful to Brunswick for awarding our son, Brian, with a scholarship," said Bart Hiltabidle, sales manager at Chesapeake Whalertowne in Annapolis, Md., and father of scholarship winner Brian Hiltabidle. "He was an AP Scholar student and athlete in high school, and will be a freshman engineering student this year at North Carolina State University, so this is a nice acknowledgement of his achievements."

The Brunswick dealer scholarship program is a key part of Brunswick Dealer Advantage, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this fall.  BDA consists of a suite of leading dealer services in the U.S. and Canada that are designed to help dealers draw more customers, attract and retain employees and improve operational efficiencies. Brunswick dealers can learn more about Brunswick Dealer Advantage by calling 877-462-3884 or visiting

The 2017 Dealer Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program recipients are:

Brenden Barbour

MarineMax Lake Ozark - Lake Ozark, Missouri

Anika Beaudry

Badiuk Equipment, Ltd. - Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada

Emily Blunt

Salmon Country Inc. - Mexico, New York

Matthew Boutelle

Diversified Yacht Services Inc. - Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Carter Bryson

Gulf to Lakes Marine & Trailers - Lecanto, Florida

Kyra Clark

Lauderdale Marina - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Emily Clarke

Quality Performance Marine Inc. - Corona, California

Emilee Ellis

Russell Marine - Alexander City, Alabama

Mia Emberson

Zacho Sports Center Inc. - Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Alyxandra Golden

Clark Boats Inc. - Bellevue, Iowa

Jonathan Goller

Savannah Marine Inc. - Savannah, Missouri

Amelia Haydel

Metro Boating - Harvey, Louisiana

Madison Hays

Cope Auto & Marine - O Fallon, Illinois

Brian Hiltabidle

Chesapeake Whalertowne - Grasonville, Maryland

Tiffany Hodgins

Sudbury Boat & Canoe - Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Alexandria Jenkins

Cal's Marine - Loomis, California

April Knight

Bridgeport Equipment & Tool - Ripley, West Virginia

Sara McCormack

McCormack's Cisco Chain Marina - Land O Lakes, Wisconsin

Sinead Miller

Ocean Point Marina - East Boothbay, Maine

Austin Mills

Matteson Marine - Shelbyville, Michigan

Kevin Morrissey

Pier 76 Inc. - Westbrook, Connecticut

Kaylee Myracle

Beech Lake Marine Inc. - Lexington, Tennessee

James Quinn

Quinn's Marina Ltd. - Pefferlaw, Ontario, Canada

Allison Reeves

Bob's Marine Sales & Service Inc. - Hillsboro, Illinois

Chase Rohrer

Big Bee Boats Limited - Duncannon, Pennsylvania

Skyla Williams

Berkeley Outdoors - Moncks Corner, South Carolina

Trae Yelovich

Richland Marine - Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Michael Zack

Basa's Marine Inc. - Bolingbrook, Illinois

About Brunswick
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; Attwood, Garelick 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, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet and Uttern; 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

About Brunswick Dealer Advantage
As part of Brunswick Financial Services, 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


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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 September 2017 )