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Backyards Inc. to Host "Salute Our Troops" Memorial Day Event

May 24, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH — Backyards Inc., the Official Lifetime Products Outlet Store, will host a "Salute Our Troops" Event this Memorial Day on May 31, 2010.  The inaugural event will be held from 10:00am-7:00pm at the Backyards Inc. store located at 5296 South Freeway Park Drive in Riverdale, Utah.

Special Memorial Day activities and promotions will be held only at the Riverdale store location with 5% of proceeds from the Memorial Day sales being donated to the Utah Military Families Foundation (UMFF), a privately-funded non-profit organization headquartered at Hill Air Force Base that supports over 80,000 military families throughout Utah. In addition to donating of a portion of proceeds to the UMFF, Backyards Inc. will also launch a new 10% military discount program -- good for any in-store purchase at all six Backyards Inc. store locations  -- for all active duty, retired, dependent, guard, and reserve military with a valid military ID.

"Hill Air Force Base is a neighbor to our Riverdale store and such an important part of our local community," said Backyards Inc. Manager Nate Ashby.  "This is just a small way for us to give back and honor our local military men and women - and their families - that sacrifice so much for our community and our country."

97.1 FM will broadcast live from the Backyards Inc. Riverdale store for the one-day "Salute Our Troops" Event which will feature activities, contests, product giveaways, and promotions.  Customers of all ages and skill can take a shot in free throw contests to win a Lifetime portable basketball hoop, make a guess to win a Lifetime wheelbarrow, and try an arcade-style basketball challenge to win various prizes and gift certificates.  A special kids' corner will feature treasure digging, coloring, and face painting.

Customers can also enjoy free pizza from 5 Buck Pizza during the event, and will receive a free American stick flag with every purchase made on Memorial Day. In addition, all six Backyards Inc. store locations will offer special Memorial Day discounts, including $500 off on a Lifetime playset. 

"This is going to be a family-friendly event," explained Ashby.  "It's a great opportunity for people to get out and have some fun on Memorial Day and show their support and appreciation for our local troops."

For more information, please contact Lifetime Public Relations at pr@Lifetime.com.

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About Lifetime Products: Established in 1986, Lifetime Products, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Clearfield, Utah. Lifetime Products is the world's largest manufacturer of blow-molded polyethylene folding tables and chairs, and residential basketball hoops. With products sold in 58 countries, Lifetime has been manufacturing in Utah for more than 25 years and employs 1,250 people in its Clearfield facility, and more than 2,075 people worldwide. For more information about Lifetime Products, Inc. and its products, visit www.Lifetime.com.

About Backyards Inc.
Backyards Inc. is a retail store showcasing the products of Lifetime Products, the world's largest manufacturer of residential basketball equipment, as well as plastic folding tables, chairs, and outdoor storage sheds.  As the Official Lifetime Products Outlet Store, the store carries both new and seconds, or blemished, products.  Backyards Inc. also carries a full line of new Backyard Adventure playsets.  Backyards Inc. opened its first store in 2007 in the Freeport Center in Clearfield, Utah.  Today, it has retail stores in Clearfield, Draper, Riverdale, Taylorsville, Salt Lake City, and now Orem.

About Utah Military Families Foundation
Founded in 2007, the Utah Military Families Foundation (UMFF) is a privately-funded non-profit organization headquartered at Hill Air Force Base.  UMFF supports over 80,000 military families from all service branches throughout the entire state of Utah.  The organization is dedicated to supporting all DOD military members including active duty, retirees, guard, reserves, and their families by funding specific and special events at Hill Air Force Base.  The organization's most popular program is the Hearts Apart program which provides support for spouses and family members left behind during deployments.