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Urgent Fundraising Appeal

Gold for the Women’s Pair
Gold for the Women’s Pair

After a STELLAR performance at the 2015 Southwest Youth Championships, seven members of Berkeley Crew (six rowers and one coxswain) earned the right to represent Berkeley High School in June at the YOUTH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS in Sarasota, Florida!





2015-05-04_Lena_India_Josie_Chloe_Elisa_Gulliver_Ilyana_smallerAs one of the only PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS in the West with a varsity crew program, Berkeley competes against larger, better-funded, and better-equipped private schools and clubs. But compete, and WIN, they do!

IMG_7230_Gary_Orkin_cropped_coachesCrew is an expensive sport — boats and oars have to be purchased, maintained, stored, and transported. Student-athletes have to be coached, trained, and organized . Regattas charge entry fees, and the teams need food and drinks at every race. With as many as 100 rowers on Berkeley’s team, the costs add up quickly. Throw in airfare to Florida, the cost to transport our boats there, and accommodations for our seven medalists and coaches, and keeping the team going can be a challenge.

That’s why we’re asking for your support, by donating online or by sending a check (see below for address).





IMG_1456_sleepBerkeley Crew teaches kids the benefits of discipline and hard work. Crew is one of the most physically demanding sports there is (they say that in one two-kilometer race, which can last LESS THAN 7 MINUTES, a rower burns as much energy as a basketball player playing TWO FULL GAMES!!), and these kids work incredibly hard all year to get in shape and row fast.

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Your GENEROUS SUPPORT will help Berkeley Crew continue to make rowing accessible to all students at Berkeley High School and compete with the FASTEST BOATS IN THE NATION. Please do what you can to SUPPORT BERKELEY CREW!

Thanks, and GO JACKETS!

Please help support our team and make a tax-deductible donation online here or send a check payable to Berkeley High Crew to P. O. Box 1012, Berkeley, CA 94701-1012.

Berkeley Crew is a 501(c)3 organization. Our Tax ID number is 94-2976226