first-ever Millenium CCA hall of fame award
Fond du lac, Wis. (May 31,
2001) - The Coastal
Conservation Association (CCA) – Texas recently recognized Mercury Marine as
the first recipient of their Millenium CCA Hall of Fame Award.
Based out of Houston, CCA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to
conserving the saltwater marine resource, as well as improving fish habitats and
fisheries. CCA has more than 90,000
members, living in every state from Texas east up the Eastern Seaboard to Maine.
The award honors Mercury Marine’s continued support of CCA efforts
since 1987. Mercury Marine is a
unit of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC).
Mercury has been a true pioneer in spearheading environmental efforts,” Bill
Kinney, director CCA-Texas, said, “Mercury was involved with the environment
long before it was fashionable to do so. Mercury
Marine has paved the way for other large organizations to get involved with
long-standing relationship with CCA has been immeasurable, so when it came to
presenting this first-ever award, Mercury was the obvious recipient.”
During the nearly
15 years, Mercury has been associated with CCA-Texas, it has contributed nearly
$1 million in cash and products to CCA’s efforts. Mercury is also involved with CCA’s State of Texas
Angler’s Rodeo (S.T.A.R.) Tournament as the exclusive engine sponsor.
The S.T.A.R. Tournament is an annual rodeo-style fishing event lasting
from Memorial Day through Labor Day which awards nearly $1 million in prizes to
winners in several different fish categories.
Prizes include several $50,000 college scholarships as well as numerous
boat packages. The S.T.A.R.
tournament seeks to promote the CCA’s cause as well as increase CCA’s
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation is a marketer and manufacturer of leading consumer brands including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; Sea Ray, Bayliner and Maxum pleasure boats; Baja high-performance boats; Boston Whaler and Trophy offshore fishing boats; Princecraft deck and pontoon boats; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength and ParaBody fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centers, equipment and consumer products; and Brunswick billiards tables.
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