A Power-Filled Product Launch Makes a Powerful Donation

By now, most adrenaline-seeking boaters and Mercury Racing fans have heard about the supercharged 450R product announcement. And, while the noise about the news is still loud, there’s even more to share.

The guest experience during Mercury Racing’s 450R introductory event in Nashville included an on-water demo day where boat builders, their customers, media and more captured first glimpses and took breathtaking rides on eight boats powered by the 450R. This Poker Run-style trip on the water began in downtown Nashville, passed through the locks, headed up the Cumberland River, and included three stops on Old Hickory Lake.

At the event’s conclusion at Blue Turtle Bay Marina, poker hands were dealt in exchange for chips collected along the run, and the highest hand was secured by Mr. Mark Tysinger of Hampton, VA. To celebrate the win, Mercury Racing made a $5,000 donation on behalf of Mr. Tysinger to Operation Stand Down Tennessee.

Founded in 1993, Operation Stand Down Tennessee is a non-profit organization that provides Tennessee-based veterans and their families resources focused on transition, employment, housing, benefits, peer engagement, volunteerism and connection to the community. Its goal is to engage, equip and empower veterans and it employs 45 staff members – 65% of whom are veterans. The organization is supported by federal grants, fundraising events and donor gifts such as the $5,00 donation from Mercury Racing.

There’s not much in the on-water speed world that can top and introduction of a company’s fastest, most powerful engine . . . unless it’s a company announcing its fastest, most powerful product launch and pausing to give thanks and support to the men and women who make possible its pursuit of wide-open freedom.

To learn more about Operation Stand Down Tennessee, please visit osdtn.org or call (615) 248-1981.

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Vote 450R Now: Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin

You know what’s cool? Going fast. 
You know what’s cooler? Being the fastest. 
You know what’s the coolest? Being named The Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin. 

Mercury Racing’s 450R 4.6-liter V-8 FourStroke outboard has been nominated for the “Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin” contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. The 450R is one of 150 products nominated and wants to earn the top honor. But first, Mercury Racing needyour help to make it to the Top 16!  

First-round voting lasts until September 15 and individuals can vote once every 24 hours. VOTE HERE: http://bit.ly/450RCool 

The Top 16 products will be announced on September 16 and will face off in a weekly bracket-style voting challenge. The Top 8 will be announced on September 23the Top 4 Finalists revealed on September 30, and the winner announced on October 8 at the WMC Foundation’s Business and Industry Luncheon at State Fair Park in Milwaukee.  

We’ll need your help each week to make it to the next round.  

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