BENEFITING: ROW NEW YORK
ORGANIZER: ROW NEW YORK
EVENT DATE: Mar 20, 2016
My name is Steph Neul and last June, I finished my collegiate rowing career at Williams and entered the real world of New York City. While I still hop on the erg occasionally, I've begun running regularly and after running my first race earlier this year I decided that a half marathon was my next goal. Many of you know that long distances have always been my favorite on the erg - I actually have erged both a half-marathon and a marathon. Since running has never been my strong suit, I am excited for this new challenge, and have been working hard to build up my mileage!
I'm thrilled to be running on behalf of Row New York - see the paragraph below for a description of its awesome mission and accomplishments thus far. I recently joined Row New York's Young Executives Board, as well as started serving as an academic tutor one day a week for the Manhattan Varsity team, and it's been great to connect with kids who are as obsessed with rowing as I am. I would appreciate any donations to this inspiring organization that will help me to reach my fundraising goal!
ROW NEW YORK wrote -
Row New York's 2016 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon team will experience NYC like never before, racing through the streets of Times Square, catching beautiful views of the Hudson River from the west side highway, and finishing at the iconic South Street Seaport.
Row New York began in 2002 with the simple idea that competitive rowing paired with rigorous academic support for underserved youth could change the trajectory of their teen years and beyond. We have since taught thousands of young people the sport of rowing, and through it the values of tenacity, focus, teamwork, and confidence.
All fundraising efforts of our runners in the NYC Marathon will go towards strengthening our youth empowerment programs, which, by the numbers include:
- the past six years in a row of medaled performances at the New York State Championships.
-a high school graduation rate of 99% of Row New York youth, compared to 66% of New York City’s public school students.
-a college matriculation rate of 98% of Row New Yorkers,the majority on scholarship, and many the first in their families to do so.
-college success, with more than 93% of Row New York's youth staying on track to earn their college degree, compared to a national average of 53%.
Empower our runners and in turn, empower our youth.