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Raytheon Announces MathMovesU ® Sweepstakes

Grand prizewinner will receive a trip to the official opening of "Sum of all Thrills" at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot®

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 3, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is providing one lucky middle school student with the opportunity to attend the opening of a new interactive, math-based experience called "Sum of all Thrills."

Set to open in October 2009, the "Sum of all Thrills" exhibit is located at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. It will engage children through a fun and educational experience and will help instill in them a lifelong passion for math, science, and technology.

The sweepstakes, which will run through Sept. 15, 2009 on MathMovesU.com, is open to children ages 10 to 16. One grand prize is available consisting of a 4-day, 3-night trip for four to Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for the "Sum of all Thrills" ribbon cutting ceremony.

The grand prize will include:

  • A trip for the winner, a parent or legal guardian, and two guests;
  • Round-trip airfare for four people;
  • Double-occupancy hotel accommodations;
  • Ground transportation to and from the airport and hotel;
  • A Disney gift card to assist with meals;
  • Tickets for four-days admission for four to the theme parks;
  • A "meet and greet" experience with a Disney Imagineer;
  • A special viewing location for one night's Illuminations: Reflections of Earth;
  • A $2,000 cash stipend.

Four first prizewinners will receive Flip Mini HD® video cameras.

To enter the Sweepstakes, visit www.MathMovesU.com, and follow the links to the Sweepstakes entry page.

"Sum of all Thrills" is a core component of Raytheon's MathMovesU program, an initiative designed to engage middle school students in math and science while helping to create the next generation of innovators for the U.S. It will be located in the INNOVENTIONS pavilion at Epcot, a unique area of the park that contains 100,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on exhibits that allow visitors to celebrate the inspiration and innovation that improve their lives and expand their horizons.

About MathMovesU

MathMovesU, launched in 2005, has touched the lives of more than 900,000 students, teachers, and parents. Raytheon is committed to raising awareness of the nation's current decline of math and science skills in today's youth and believes that tomorrow's innovators need to be excited by and interested in math today. Through interactive learning programs, contests, live events, scholarships, tutoring programs and more, MathMovesU engages and inspires students. Core components of the program include:

  • An innovative approach to engaging students in math and science through a partnership with the Kraft family and The New England Patriots at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon;
  • www.mathmovesu.com, a virtual space to educate and entertain middle school students through games and activities that showcase the math behind students' favorite pastimes;
  • A scholarship and grants program that awards $1 million annually to students, teachers and schools.

More information may be found at www.raytheon.com/stewardship/mmu/.


INNOVENTIONS is located in the heart of Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Creativity and imagination abound as guests celebrate inspiration and the innovations that improve their lives and expand their horizons. Hands-on, interactive exhibits allow children and adults to be immersed into ideas that inform, entertain and inspire. For more information, visit www.innoventions.disney.com or contact Stacia Wake at Stacia.L.Wake@disney.com.

Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security, and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.

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    Jennifer K. Chan

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