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Backyards Inc. Donates Portion of Memorial Day Proceeds to UMFF

June 4, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH — In recognition of Memorial Day and to honor local Utah military members, Backyards Inc., the Official Lifetime Products Outlet Store, presented the Utah Military Families Foundation (UMFF) yesterday with a donation check totaling $1,640.60. The generous donation was funded through five percent of Backyard Inc.'s proceeds from its “Salute Our Troops” Memorial Day event at its Riverdale store location. The UMFF is a privately-funded non-profit organization headquartered at Hill Air Force Base that supports over 80,000 military families throughout Utah.

“This donation and event was a direct result of the wonderful support from people in our community,” said Nathan Ashby, District Manager for Backyards Inc. “This Salute Our Troops event was truly a success, and we hope to make it an annual event.”

In addition to the donation, Backyards Inc. also launched a new military discount program for active duty, retired, dependent, guard, and reserve military, giving 10 percent off any in-store purchase at all six Backyards Inc. store locations with a valid military ID.

The Memorial Day military-themed event allowed military families and other attendees to interact with products sold nationwide and made in Utah by Lifetime Products. The event included free pizza, prizes, contests, discounts and 97.1 ZHT’s live broadcast. In addition, two attendees also won a free Lifetime portable basketball hoop and a Lifetime wheelbarrow.

“Lifetime is proud to support the brave people in our community who serve in the military. Their service allows us the freedom to make our products in the USA,” said Richard Hendrickson, President of Lifetime Products.

For more information, please contact Lifetime Public Relations at

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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

About Backyards Inc.

Backyards Inc. is a retail store showcasing the products of Lifetime Products, the world's largest manufacturer of residential basketball equipment and plastic folding tables and chairs. Backyards Inc carries both new products and factory seconds. Backyards Inc. also carries a full line of Backyard Adventure playsets. Backyards Inc. has six store locations in Clearfield, Draper, Riverdale, Taylorsville, Salt Lake City, and Orem, Utah.

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 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.