We are so proud of Chloe's ambition and determination to row on crew this year for the Freshmen team at Winter Park High School. Despite the aggresive practice schedule of 12 hours a week, Chloe absolutely loves rowing AND has managed to balance this schedule with her school work, earning a 3.3 GPA so far!
Chloe wrote an essay for school about her experience with crew and stated, "Aside from the physical experience, crew has an emotional effect on me as well. Before crew, I never understood the importance of group dynamics. I was always very independent. Crew has opened up the doors of understanding how to work as a team. Socially, I feel more comfortable with groups now. Not only has it helped me interact with people, but internally I feel as if I’m making my mother proud."
Unlike most school sports, crew is not funded by the school or the County. It is by the support of the rowers family, friends and the community that it thrives. 50% of the funds that we raise will go to buying equipment for the crew team, and the other half goes into Chloe's rowing account to help cover the annual rowers fees and her travel expenses to attend the regattas.
We are very fortunate to have such a prestigious organization in our community. Winter Park crew has won State Champion 32 of the 51 years since its inception, and quite a few National Championships as well. Please take a second to read about the history of the WP crew team at http://www.winterparkcrew.com/?page_id=2293
Please help us in showing our support of Chloe and her teammates by donating to this great cause! The crew organization is a 501(c)(3), so all donations are tax deductible. This fundraiser ends October 21st so please act quickly if you'd like to particitpate.
We thank you for your support!!
Maranatha and Michael