This year I am on the Varsity rowing team. For those of you that don't know this sport, it is very intense! Each week we practice 17 hours. When we have competitions, it's even more time. I row and then I do homework, as keeping up in school and getting good grades is important to me. Frankly, I can't believe that I chose to do all of this; I must be crazy. We need to raise money because rowing is an expensive sport. The boats are very expensive. Plus we have all the expenses of travel and food when we are on the road. Your support is really appreciated. It's the only time of the year that I will ask for money. Thank you for supporting me and my team.