December 12th is our annual Row-a-Thon event, on Fourth St, Berkeley.
This is the team’s biggest fundraiser of the year.
The team sets up their rowing machines, or “ergs’, in the 4th Street shopping area in Berkeley, CA. The goal of rowing 400,000 meters on the ergs, means that each individual student rows 4,000 meters (nearly 2.5 miles). It is a fun way for the rowers and coxswains to participate and share with families and friends how crew has impacted them.
Amid bustling holiday shopping, Berkeley High Crew’s annual Row-a-Thon took place Saturday, December 13 on Fourth Street in Berkeley. Eighty rowers and coxswains, from our novice, varsity, men’s and women’s teams, turned up to show off their might and rowed nearly 350,000 total meters on rowing machines or “ergs”. In addition to being our most important fundraiser, this year’s Row-a-Thon was a great chance for families and friends to see our student-athletes at work up close. Spectators quickly got an idea of how much skill and finesse it takes to synchronize rowers in a boat and were able to appreciate what can be hard at times to see from shore: the strength, effort and stamina it takes to row!
The Row-a-Thon (formerly known as the Erg-a-thon), raises funds to help keep rowing accessible to all Berkeley High students and to cover the considerable cost of boats and oars, travel to races, rent at our boathouse and other expenses. It is never too late to donate to the Row-a-Thon!
On December 13, 2014 Berkeley High Crew will hold its annual Row-a-thon Fundraiser in the 4th Street shopping area in Berkeley, CA. This is one of the team’s largest fundraisers of the year, with donations helping to pay for student financial aid, boats, travel to races, equipment and other expenses. The team’s goal is to row 400,000 meters on rowing machines, with each individual student rowing 4,000 meters (nearly 2.5 miles).
Please support Berkeley High Crew by making a donation to the 2014 Row-a-thon.
Please INCLUDE the name of the ROWER / COXSWAIN you are donating on behalf of in the checkout process. You will need to click on the “+” near “Name of Rower / Coxswain” on the final Review screen, before making the donation final.
Your support will help keep Berkeley High Crew strong, inclusive, and competitive. Thanks for your support!