Brunswick Corporation : Crestliner Provides Support Boat For "Swim For Their Sacrifice" Challenge

OTSEGO, Minn., Oct. 13, 2015 - Crestliner is proud to announce its participation
in the "Swim For Their Sacrifice" challenge through the Legacies Alive
organization, which honors America's fallen Service members. Navy combat veteran
Chris Ring pledged to swim the entire length of the Mississippi River, and
Crestliner provided a VT 18 for Chris' safety team to follow him in, and to
ensure Chris could enter and exit the water safely at any time.

"When Legacies Alive approached us about supporting this cause, we were
immediately onboard," said Erin Streit, marketing coordinator for Crestliner.
"Chris' swim represents many of the qualities we hold dear here at Crestliner -
strength, determination, loyalty. Helping him complete a challenge for such an
important cause is truly an honor."

Amy Garber, a Gold Star Family member from Brainerd, Minn., learned this summer
of Chris' plan to swim the Mississippi. She felt strongly that he and his team
would need a boat that was reliable, safe and had a presence on the water. Amy's
friend connected her to Crestliner National Pro Team member Jason Durham, who
then put her in touch with Erin at Crestliner. Before long, plans were underway
for Crestliner to provide a boat especially for the cause.

The completed 2016 Crestliner VT 18 came packaged with a 115-hp Mercury®
FourStroke engine and Karavan trailer. A large American flag and an Honor and
Remember flag were fastened to the stern for extra visibility on the water.

"It has been an honor to be a part of this amazing journey, and Crestliner's
contribution has meant so much," Amy said.

Chris began his swim on June 6, 2015, the anniversary of D-Day, at the
headwaters of the Mississippi in Minnesota's Itasca State Park. His 2,552-mile
journey will take about six months, with him swimming an average of 14 miles a
day. Chris is currently in Arkansas, and plans to finish his swim in late
November where the Mississippi meets the Gulf of Mexico. When he finishes his
swim, Chris will become the first American to swim the length of the

To learn more about Legacies Alive and to track Crestliner's journey with Chris,
visit, or


                              About Legacies Alive
 Legacies Alive (LA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to
strengthen and support the Gold Star families of our nation's fallen heroes and
 brings national awareness to the life and character of all service members who
  paid the ultimate sacrifice. Founded by combat veterans, LA feels a special
    connection with these families and is especially committed to the cause.

About Crestliner
Located in Otsego, Minn., Crestliner boats are crafted with an uncompromising
mix of functional design, all-welded aluminum construction and fishing first
innovations. Since 1946 Crestliner has been making boats forged with strength
and defined by durability. As a world-wide leader, Crestliner continues to
redefine the industry with boats built to last.  A testament to our quality and
craftsmanship, Crestliner has received the CSI Award of Excellence in Customer
Satisfaction for Aluminum Outboard Boats for eight consecutive years. Learn more
about Crestliner and its line of boats by visiting

Crestliner is a division of Brunswick Corporation, a leader in the recreational
marine industry.

About Brunswick
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill
"Genuine Ingenuity"(TM) in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury
and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard
engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood and Whale marine parts and
accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Diversified Marine and Bell RPG parts
and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and
Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris FloteBote, Lowe, Lund,
Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray and Uttern boats, and Life
Fitness and Hammer Strength fitness equipment, SCIFIT, InMovement and Brunswick
billiards tables and table tennis.  For more information, visit

FOR MORE INFORMATION:           Erin Streit

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