Boston Whaler Donates Backpacks To Needy Students

Charitable Program Now In Fifth Year

Edgewater, Fla. (August 31, 2015) – It wouldn’t be the start of a new school year without Boston Whaler’s annual “Boatload of Backpacks” fundraiser. For the fifth year in a row Boston Whaler delivered 50 backpacks to three local elementary schools to help aide students in need.

Boston Whaler Donates Backpacks

President Huw Bower and a group of Whaler staff trailered the 170 Dauntless full of 150 backpacks and overflowing boxes of additional school supplies to Edgewater Public School, Indian River Elementary and Burns Science and Technology Charter School. At each destination, young, eager faces awaited the delivery, ready to help and thankful for the gifts.

“We love giving back to the community as often as possible,” Bower said, “and sparking excitement in the young minds of these students is a gift in itself. We look forward to doing this for many years to come.”


Each backpack included notebooks, crayons, pencils and other necessary supplies to get students through the school year. The supplies were donated by Whaler employees, and then were matched by the company to double the donation.


About Boston Whaler For more than 50 years, Boston Whaler has been building superior quality unsinkable runabouts, cruisers and center console boats. Founded in 1958 and currently headquartered in Edgewater, Fla., the company’s unique foam-cored construction process contributes not only unsurpassed flotation, but also superior ride characteristics and durability. The current product line ranges from 11 to 42 feet and is distributed around the world by a network of exceptional dealers. For more information about The Unsinkable LegendTM, please visit Boston Whaler is owned by Brunswick Corporation, the largest marine manufacturer in the world.

About Brunswick Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill “Genuine Ingenuity”(TM) in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood and Whale marine parts and accessories; Land ‘N’ Sea, Kellogg Marine, Diversified Marine, BLA and Bell RPG parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray and Uttern boats, and Life Fitness, Hammer Strength and SCIFIT fitness equipment, and Brunswick billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture and InMovement products and services for productive well-being. For more information, visit


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