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Team Three Rivers Rowing Pittsburgh Marathon 2013

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THE STORY:

Three Rivers Rowing Association wrote -

Three Rivers Rowing Association (TRRA) is a nonprofit organization committed to developing and delivering safe, sustainable programs and events that promote the benefits of rowing and paddling to a diverse and growing membership. The organization offers an array of rowing and paddling programs that fit the needs of all rowing teams and individuals. The community-oriented rowing association offers programs for the visually impaired and persons with disabilities, urban youth, high school and college students, corporate rowing teams and adult rowers.

All funds raised by participants in the Dick's Sporting Goods Marathon will go towards one specific outreach program at TRRA called First Row. The mission of the First Row program is to engage Pittsburgh’s urban high school girls in a community rowing program that cultivates self-discipline, confidence, team-building and improved health. Money raised will go towards covering transportation, equipment, apparel, race/travel expenses, swim lessons and coaching staff for the team in 2013.

Founded in 2009, First Row aims to diversify the sport of rowing in Pittsburgh by including female students from Pittsburgh’s economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. The lack of athletic programs for women in the urban population places these girls at risk for future health problems experienced by minority populations. First Row meets four times a week during the school year. During this time we work toward reducing participant’s risk for lifestyle-related diseases by helping them increase and maintain their physical activity level. Rowing also teaches them how to approach and handle complex tasks and projects which, in turn, helps to increase their self-confidence as they experience improvement in the sport and in their overall fitness. This combined focus on an active lifestyle along with learning life skills in a team setting, positions the girls for future success in the Pittsburgh community and beyond.

Three Rivers Rowing Association will pay/reimburse you for your race registration if you raise at least $100 by March 29, 2013. Our overall suggested goals for you are below.

You have until May 11, 2013 to raise these amounts. There is no penalty if you do not reach these goals, but we strongly encourge our runners to work towards raising at least these amounts.

Full Marathon - $500
Half Marathon - $350
Relay Team - $750 total
5K - $150
Kids - $50

All TRRA runners will be sent First Row t-shirts that you can use to train in. We would love for you to use these shirts to run in on race day to show your support for our team.

We would also like to invite TRRA Team runners to join us for a dinner on Saturday May 4th to load up for the race and meet the First Row athletes you are supporting as they prepare for their own race on May 5th! Details will be sent to you once you register with our charity.

Thanks for your involvement and good luck with your training!


Questions?

Check out our FAQ page: http://www.threeriversrowing.org/firstrowfundraiser.html

OR Contact TRRA's Director of Outreach, Joy Nix at 412-231-8772 or joynix@threeriversrowing.org

 

$100

MONEY RAISED
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The Team: $6,856 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Gallo

Amount Raised

$2,026

 

200% Raised of $1,013 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon

Amount Raised

$1,457

 

29% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sara Marie

Amount Raised

$375

Fundraiser Title

Hannah Belmonte

Amount Raised

$353

Fundraiser Title

Rick Brown

Amount Raised

$310

Fundraiser Title

Maggie West

Amount Raised

$250

Fundraiser Title

Katie Long

Amount Raised

$245

 

123% Raised of $200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Casey Kasperik

Amount Raised

$240

Donor Comments

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