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Ranger Boats Raffle Donation Will Benefit Two Children's Charities - 519 DVX NASCAR Limited Series Ranger Boat and NASCAR Weekend Goes to Winner

FLIPPIN, AR (May 19, 2004)
Ranger Boats is teaming up with NASCAR to offer an incredible prize package for the winner of a raffle benefiting two children's foundations started by one current and one former NASCAR racing legend.
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A 519 NASCAR Limited Series Ranger boat and a NASCAR weekend getaway (including two tickets to the NASCAR Busch Series race, the "Little Trees" 300 on October 15th (TNT, 8:00 PM EST), as well as two tickets to the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race, the UAW-GM Quality 500 on October 16th (NBC, 7:00 PM EST) at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, VIP tour and a meet and greet with racing legends Jeff Gordon and Richard Petty) are being raffled to benefit The Jeff Gordon Foundation and Victory Junction Gang Camp.

"We are excited about the opportunity to participate in a project that provides needed funds to organizations that do so much for children's causes," Ranger Boats President Randy Hopper said. "We have partnered with NASCAR in promotional ventures and it is very pleasing to now be associated with them in a charitable activity. The Jeff Gordon Foundation and Victory Junction were started by good people who have found an admirable way to contribute to society. We are happy to be a part of that."

The Jeff Gordon Foundation, a non-profit organization established in December 1999 by Jeff Gordon, benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Marrow Foundation and Riley Hospital for Children. The Foundation is dedicated to help support the physical, social and intellectual needs of children and their families throughout the United States.

Founded by NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and his wife Pattie in honor of their late son Adam, Victory Junction will be a year-round, multi-disease camp serving children from the Carolinas and Virginia. The camp will provide sessions to children ages 7 to 15 with life-threatening illnesses. The Victory Junction Gang Camp will have a racing theme that allows campers to begin their experience by entering the camp through a tunnel and crossing a starting line into the world of racing.

Raffle Tickets are $100 each with a limited number of 2,000 available. Tickets purchased directly benefit The Jeff Gordon Foundation and Victory Junction Gang Camp, a Proud Charity of NASCAR.

Raffle tickets are available by mailing a check or money order to The Jeff Gordon Foundation, Attn: Boat Raffle, P.O. Box 880, Harrisburg, NC 28075. Visa and Master Card are accepted online at or by faxing the raffle form to (704) 455-0623 to order. The raffle will run through June 30, 2004, with the final drawing to be held at 5 p.m. on July 15, 2004, at JG Motorsports, Inc. Winners need not be present.

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Ranger Boats, headquartered in Flippin, Ark., is the nation's largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, including a series of bass, multi-species, fish 'n play and saltwater boats. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its commitment to building the highest quality, strongest performing boats on the water. More information on Ranger Boats and the benefits of the Ranger Owners Group can be found by visiting or calling toll-free 1-800-373-2628.

Genmar, with approximately 5,000 employees and 8 manufacturing centers in the United States and Canada, is the builder of 16 premier brands of recreational boats and the industry's technological leader with the development of VEC™ Technology and the VEC Shield™ finish, the Roplene® process and the Genmar Integrated Vessel System. Genmar boat brands include Aquasport®, Carver®, Champion®, Four Winns®, Glastron®, Glastron® Sport Fisherman Series, Hydra-Sports®, Larson®, Marquis®, Nuvari®, Ranger®, Seaswirl®, Stratos®, Triumph®, Wellcraft® and Windsor Craft™.

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