FERRIS AND SNAPPER SUPPORT COMPETITION TO BENEFIT ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL MUNNSVILLE, NY (March 30, 2005) - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® and FitzBradshaw Racing are revving up to fight childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Ferris Industries, an associate sponsor of FitzBradshaw Racing, and Snapper has committed to sponsor an event during the FedEx St. Jude Classic, a PGA Tour golf tournament that benefits St. Jude Hospital. The event will feature a competition between Green Bay Packer quarterback Brett Favre and NFL Hall of Famer and FOX broadcaster Terry Bradshaw based on who makes the most birdies during the Pro-Am tournament. Snapper mowers, represented by Favre, and Ferris Brand commercial mowers, represented by Fitz and Bradshaw, will be making a one-time contribution to St. Jude for this birdie challenge. Located in Munnsville, N.Y., Ferris Industries builds a complete line of reliable zero-turn, three-wheel riding and walk-behind mowers for the commercial landscaper. Ferris is the inventor of the IS® Independent Suspension - the only suspension system available for riding mowers. The company's products are sold via a network of independent dealers. For more information, or to locate the closest dealer, visit the company's website at www.FerrisIndustries.com. Ferris Industries is a division Simplicity Manufacturing, Inc.