BENEFITING: CHICAGO ROWING FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: CHICAGO ROWING FOUNDATION
EVENT: 2017 CRF Ergathon
EVENT DATE: Feb 24, 2017
Rowing is extremely important to me. Not being the most athletic person my whole life, I simply figured I was just bad at sports. Upon finding rowing, I have finally found a sport that I am able to complete to the best of my ability, as well as a sport that I truly enjoy. Rowing has changed my life exponentially. Not only has my physique changed for the better, but my teamwork skills have improved as well. With racing, every single one of the 8 rowers and 1 coxswain (leader) in the boat has to be perfectly in-tune. It certainly puts things into perspective! Being able to cooperate with my teammates to perform excruciating physical tasks has helped me with my communication skills greatly, as I have never experienced something akin to rowing before. To be able for my team to keep sending boats to Midwest and Nationals, we must be able to replace and repair broken boats, rowing machines, launches (the boats for the coaches) and other miscellaneous equipment. CRF does not use our membership fees for equipment, therefore it is of vital importance that our team is able to raise the most amount of money. In addition, donations will help maintain our financial assistance program, wherein no youth athlete is turned away because of the inability to pay. Please donate to a sport that truly makes me happy, as rowing is something that is extremely important to me!