ROW NEW YORK wrote -Captain: Scott MacPhee
My Story: I am rowing for RNY because as a freshman in high school, I was shown how to row by a sophomore student Michael Mirabella. He convinced me to join the team that year, and here I am, nine years later, still involved with the sport, and working at an organization I know Michael would be proud of. Sadly, Michael passed away last December after a year-long battle with cancer. I want to row in this race to not only have fun and raise money for Row New York, but to give back to a sport that has given me so much over the last nine years. I also want to make Michael proud by living up to his nickname, Goodtimes Mike, because he was all about having fun, yet he was the hardest worker I have ever met.
The Harlem River Classic is an event that brings together rowers to support Row New York through rowing. Experienced rowers are invited to put together a boat of friends and colleagues for a friendly competition in the form of a 1,000 meter sprint. All of the proceeds of this event will directly support our youth programs which empower young people from New York City’s under-resourced communities to build strength, gain confidence and pursue excellence through the unique sport of rowing. See more at www.rownewyork.org/events/classic/.