WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) -  The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is proud to announce that it will once again partner with Sperry® Top-Sider for National Safe Boating Week, May 22 - 28, 2010. The NSBC has recognized Sperry Top-Sider as the Official Footwear of the National Safe Boating Council since 2006, making this the fifth year that the NSBC and Sperry Top-Sider have officially joined forces to promote safe boating and education throughout the country. 

"The National Safe Boating Council is happy that we could once again partner with Sperry Top-Sider to not only promote National Safe Boating Week, but the efforts of safer boating as well," remarks Virgil Chambers, Executive Director of the NSBC. "Sperry Top-Sider's generosity and support of the NSBC has positively impacted the boating community by allowing our organization to further develop programs and training through their efforts and donations."

During National Safe Boating Week, Sperry Top-Sider will offer a 10% discount on all purchases and donate a portion of the proceeds to the NSBC. Consumers should log onto www.sperrytopsider.com and use the promotional code SAFE during checkout to receive their special discount ands contribute towards the cause. 

"We are excited to provide support for the NSBC during National Safe Boating Week," comments Craig Reingold, President, Sperry Top-Sider. "The NSBC continues to bring the important message of boating safety to the public not only during National Safe Boating Week, but throughout the boating season."

Please join the National Safe Boating Council and Sperry Top-Sider to make this National Safe Boating Week even more memorable. During NSBW, make sure to visit www.sperrytopsider.com to purchase your gear and help promote safer boating!

About the National Safe Boating Council

The National Safe Boating Council represents over 330 U.S. and Canadian organizations committed to reducing boating accidents and enhancing the boating experience. Visit www.SafeBoatingCampaign.com for campaign materials and additional safe boating resources.

About Sperry Top-Sider

Since 1935, Sperry Top-Sider has been the leading brand of footwear for those with a passion for the sea. From its introduction of the world's first siped rubber outsole for non-marking traction, to advanced technical fabrication to combat the elements, Sperry Top-Sider remains the vanguard of high-performance amphibious footwear. Available around the globe in fine independent, marine, outdoor and department stores, Sperry Top-Sider is the official footwear of US SAILING, US Sailing AlphaGraphics Team, and the National Safe Boating Council. 

Based in historic Lexington, Massachusetts, Sperry Top-Sider supports a wide-range of water-related activities through its many sponsorships, including Key West Race Week, and Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regattas. Sperry Top-Sider is a division of the Collective Brands Performance and Lifestyle Group, a subsidiary of Collective Brands, Inc. (NYSE: PSS). For more information, please visit www.sperrytopsider.com.

Contact Information:

Rachel Burkholder
Outreach Manager, National Safe Boating Council
Phone: (703) 361-4294