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42 Miles for Row New York

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Sarah Shapiro via Crowdrise
April 28, 2011

So many generous donations rolling in. Only $245 away from my goal. So close!  See more

BENEFITING: ROW NEW YORK

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2011

Sarah Shapiro

THE STORY:

As many of you already know, I spent nine years as a member of a competitive rowing team. I strongly believe that the teamwork, leadership, camaraderie, and sense of commitment that comes from rowing is simply unmatched by any other sport. When I graduated from college, and my rowing career had seemingly come to an end, I searched for a way that I could get back involved with the sport that I loved, despite living and working in NYC. You can imagine my surprise when I heard about a program called Row New York based right here in Queens! Who knew?

Row New York strives to empower young people from New York City’s under-resourced communities to pursue excellence in all facets of their lives, through a unique combination of competitive rowing and individualized academic support. The program started in 2002 with one borrowed boat and eight eager rowers. Today the program provides new opportunities for over 300 participants per year!

The most amazing thing is how successful it has gotten so quickly. Aside from how competitive the Row New York team is at rowing competitions, earning medals at state and national championships against elite private schools, they also have seen huge academic success. 100% of the graduates from the Row NY program have gone on to college and many of them have earned college scholarships for rowing and academics.  These are opportunities that these girls wouldn’t have had otherwise, and they know it. I have been lucky enough to be a volunteer coach for this program and I can't even expresses how incredible the girls are and how motivated they have become to not only succeed in competition but in life.

It is for all of these reasons that I am riding the Five Boro Bike Tour to raise money for this amazing program. If I could, I'd be at the boathouse helping them out with practice every day and would be tutoring the students during their time off the water. Since that time commitment is not realistic, I decided to ride the Five Boro Bike Tour on their behalf. The program faces the challenge of needing money for both athletic and academic equipment and supplies! Your money could go towards anything from a new oar to a new computer. 

I would greatly appreciate if you could chip in to help me raise money for this program that literally transforms the lives of so many young girls in NYC. Anything you can give would be greatly appreciated and every dime that I raise goes directly into the trustworthy hands of the leadership team at Row New York. 

Thanks so much and if you are ever in Queens, stop by Meadow Lake and cheer for the ladies in black and purple uniforms. Go Row NY!

If you want to learn more about Row NY, check out the site here: http://www.rownewyork.org/

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To This Fundraiser

$1,835

MONEY RAISED
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  • Samantha

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  • eugene

    $50

  • Andrew DiGiore

    $50

  • Jennifer & Sophie

    $50

  • go sarah!

    $20

  • Dan D

    $50

  • Mom & Dad - We know you can do it and more. Go Sarah!

    $50

  • Tristan & Caitlin

    $50

  • Gail Shapiro

    $50

  • Shari and Dave

    $50

  • Patty

    $25

  • Grandma & Bopbop

    $50

  • Jeff

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  • Katie Serkin

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  • Megan Robertson

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  • Katie Tobin

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  • Mark Block

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  • heidi

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  • Anonymous

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  • Cinda Graubard

    $100

  • Lydia Wagner

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  • Ellen and Don

    $20

  • Trisha DiGiore

    $50

  • Emily and Eric

    $40

  • Andrew

    $25

  • MEC

    $20

  • Jackie

    $25

  • Ross Barton

    $25

  • Heather Cohen

    $25

  • Jonathan Fortney

    $50

  • Alex Owen

    $25

  • Caroline

    $25

  • Michelle Keith

    $45

  • Kevin Schubert

    $20

  • Anonymous

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92% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,835 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

6 years ago

Kevin Schubert

Kevin Schubert

DONATION: $20

Better late than never I suppose- nice going Sarah 6 years ago

Michelle Keith

Michelle Keith

DONATION: $45

Let's even you out and get you to 1,800! Congrats on raising so much money for SUCH a wonderful cause. 6 years ago

Caroline

Caroline

DONATION: $25

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Alex Owen

Alex Owen

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Jonathan Fortney

Jonathan Fortney

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Heather Cohen

Heather Cohen

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Ross Barton

Ross Barton

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Jackie

Jackie

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MEC

MEC

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