E-Z-GO, Augusta GreenJackets Honor Local Military Families with “Salute Our Soldiers”

April 19, 2012

Augusta, GA - April 19, 2012 - In recognition of our local military families and the sacrifices they make to preserve our nation's freedom, E-Z-GO® and the Augusta GreenJackets have created the "Salute Our Soldiers" program to provide a night of family fun to selected military families throughout the 2012 baseball season.

For each of the GreenJackets' 70 home games at Lake Olmstead Stadium this season, E-Z-GO and the team will select a local military family to receive free box seats, as well as vouchers for free food and drink at ballpark concessionaires, and a gift certificate to the team's gift shop. E-Z-GO and the GreenJackets will work with local military officials and service organizations to identify participating families.

"As a supporter of our nation's military and an employer of many reservists and veterans, E-Z-GO values the contributions of our local soldiers to our local community and our country," said E-Z-GO President Kevin Holleran. "This program is a small way of saying thank you to those soldiers and their families for the sacrifices they continue to make so that all of us can enjoy a better way of life."

During the middle of the fifth inning of each game, the GreenJackets will invite the crowd to recognize the invited soldier and his or her family members for their dedication to protecting our nation's freedoms.

"E-Z-GO is doing a great thing with this program," said Bob Flannery, general manager of the GreenJackets. "Family time is precious to any soldier, and what a fantastic way to show appreciation than to provide a night of fun to these local military families."

About the Augusta GreenJackets
The Augusta GreenJackets are a minor league baseball team in Augusta, Georgia, as a Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. In June 2005, National Baseball Hall of Fame legend Cal Ripken purchased the Augusta GreenJackets through his company, Ripken Professional Baseball. For more information, visit www.greenjacketsbaseball.com.

About E-Z-GO
E-Z-GO, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles. Products sold under the E-Z-GO brand include RXV® and TXT® fleet golf cars, Freedom® RXV and Freedom TXT personal golf cars, E-Z-GO Terrain™ and Express™ personal utility vehicles, and the 2Five® street-legal low-speed vehicle. E-Z-GO also produces the Cushman® line of heavy-duty material carriers and utility vehicles, and the Bad Boy Buggies® line of off-road utility vehicles for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Founded in 1954 in Augusta, Ga., E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron in known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.


Brandon Haddock
Director, Communications

Bob Flannery
General Manager
Augusta GreenJackets

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