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Rhino Linings Sponsors Brothers’ Quest to Complete a 3,000 Mile Rowing Race Across the Atlantic

John and Kurt Schwartz of Team 32° North race to raise money for a nonprofit that supports young adult cancer survivors.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Dec. 1, 2016)—Rhino Linings Corporation (, a global leader in protective coatings best known for its sprayed-on truck bed liners, today announced their sponsorship of Team 32° North, the U.S. rowing team that will compete on December 14 in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, as they race across the Atlantic Ocean from the Canary Islands to Antigua and Barbuda in a two-man rowboat.

Rhino Linings has committed to sponsoring the tough brothers, John and Kurt Schwartz, in this daring challenge to not only help provide necessary supplies to the young adventurers, but to aide them in their secondary challenge of raising awareness for The Samfund. The Samfund is a nonprofit organization that provides direct financial assistance, free online support and education to young adults, regardless of where they live or their specific cancer diagnosis.

"We are proud to sponsor these young men in this very difficult race, and we are especially proud to assist them in bringing awareness to The Samfund," said Pierre Gagnon, president and CEO of Rhino Linings. "The will and determination to compete in the 'world’s toughest row' and their support of those battling cancer reflects the values that Rhino Linings holds in highest regard."

On December 14, teams across the globe, including 32° North, will gather in La Gomera, Canary Islands to begin the 3,000 mile, two month race. Though odds and weather are in their favor, six have died attempting the crossing. Success will take more than just rowing; it will be a demonstration of careful planning, hard training and a tremendous amount of support.

To join Rhino Linings in supporting 32° North or to donate to The SamFund, visit

About 32° North Rowing Team
The 32° North Rowing team is comprised of American brothers John and Kurt Schwartz who are taking a pause in their careers and lives to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from La Gomera, Spain to Antigua and Barbuda in a two-man rowboat. Competing in a global race - The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – they will set sail on December 14, 2016 and finish approximately two months later. To follow along as the brothers row, visit the team’s website

About The SamFund
The Samfund is the first and largest nonprofit organization in the country to help young adults recover from the devastating financial impact of cancer treatment. Through direct financial assistance and free online support and education, they help young adults survive and move forward with their lives after cancer. Dollars raised by supporters of 32° North will directly benefit the Jeremy Hill Memorial Grant as well as The Samfund's general grants program. For more information, visit

About Rhino Linings Corporation
Rhino Linings Corporation, established in 1988 and headquartered in San Diego, California, is a privately-held corporation and world leader in protective coatings and linings. Products manufactured and distributed by Rhino Linings Corporation include polyurethane, polyaspartic and epoxy coatings, concrete coatings, spray foam insulation and sealants, and interior and exterior stucco. Rhino Linings Corporation has a global retail and industrial applicator network consisting of more than 2,000 independently owned and operated businesses in almost 80 countries. For more information about Rhino Linings Corporation, call 858-450-0441 or visit

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