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Brunswick employees add boat raffle to bolster United Way effort

The employees of Brunswick Corporation's New York Mills Operation, which manufactures the Lund and Crestliner brands, recently completed an event with United Way. The Brunswick workers hosted the second annual Stuff the Boat event to help local families with back-to-school supplies. The company said the effort helped 100 families last year.

This year’s event included a boat raffle that raised $10,000 beyond the donations of school supplies. “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, in a statement. “Our employees were just looking to make a larger impact and the raffle boat seemed like a perfect opportunity.”

The company’s Employee Activities Committee 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. The funds raised will be split between the Stuff the Boat program and the New York Mills school activity fund.

The Brunswick New York Mills Employee Activities Committee looks for different ways for the company to help make an impact in the community. The committee is comprised of 14 employees from different areas. The committee members will deliver the checks and the Stuff the Boat school supplies next week.



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