BENEFITING: INDIAN RIVER ROWING CLUB INC
ORGANIZER: INDIAN RIVER ROWING CLUB INC
EVENT DATE: Jan 24, 2015
INDIAN RIVER ROWING CLUB INC wrote -
The brand new Vero Beach High School (VBHS) Rowing Team is holding its 1st annual Erg-a-thon on Saturday, January 24th at the Crossfit of Vero Beach between the hours of 11 am – 3 pm.
This team was started by students at the beginning of last year and has quickly grown into a formidable team of over 30 athletes in all grade levels. The team competed in its first races this fall and brought home numerous medals and accolades. This spring the team hopes to continue the success they have enjoyed and race at State Championships and possibly even Nationals. The team is part of Indian River Rowing Club, the not for profit community rowing club in Vero Beach.
During the Erg-A-Thon the rowers will take turns rowing (“erg”ing) on portable rowing machines (ergs) for 10,000 meter shifts. Each rowers time will be taken and the top 10 times from both the girls and guys teams will be added up and put against the total time of Sebastian River’s Rowing Team and the teams with the lowest total time will receive the 1st Annual Erg-a-thon Trophy.
The goal of the Erg-A-Thon is not only to challenge the rowers physically, but to raise $10,000 which will help the team purchase new equipment for training and racing. The team receives no funding for boats from the state or school; therefore, rowers and their families participate in many fundraising activities to pay for needed equipment.
We thank you for your consideration in supporting the VBHS Rowing team
We also would like to thank Crossfit of Vero Beach for allowing us to use their equipment and gym.