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Cintas Outreach Program Packed With Team Spirit

Cincinnati, OH Youth Groups to Participate in Fifth Annual "Cintas Team Spirit Program"

CINCINNATI, OH, November 18 , 2004 – While fans gear up for another college basketball season, Cintas Corporation is preparing to bring the lessons of sport and an opportunity to visit a college campus to Cincinnati area youth groups. As part of the company’s Team Spirit Program, Cintas will host 25 children from greater Cincinnati youth organizations at each Xavier University home basketball game during the 2004-2005 regular season. Now in its fifth year, the program gives kids the opportunity to experience the excitement of A-10 basketball at the Cintas Center on Xavier University ’s campus.

“The program uses the lessons of sport to make an impact on children,” said Tiffany Miller, Cintas Team Spirit Program Manager. “We want kids to have the confidence and determination necessary to reach their dreams.” Several Girl Scouts from Troop 834 said it best, “That could be one of us down there on the court one day!”

As part of the program, center court seats, snacks, and commemorative T-shirts will be provided. In addition, all of the kids will be able to step onto the Cintas Center court while being recognized during the first timeout of the second half at each game.

The program also features a scholarship opportunity. The Shoot for the Spirit scholarship will take place at five games this season, giving five lucky youngsters the chance to hit a free-throw worth a $1,000 savings bond. How does the experience impact these kids? "I want to go to college and get a good education, said one Girl Scout participant. I want to be a doctor of some kind," she said. The 12-year-old doesn't know where she wants to attend college, but she knows she wants to be a student athlete.

About Cintas
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products and first aid and safety products for over 550,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a Nasdaq-100 company and component of the Standard & Poors 500 Index. The Company has achieved 35 consecutive years of growth in sales and earnings, to date.


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