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Introducing our Spring 2011 New Jersey and New York City Crew teams!
To end our Fall season with a bang we took every available rower, novice and varsity, to attend the Bill Braxton Memorial Regatta. For many rowers, this was their first regatta ever! Amongst the total of 80 clubs in attendance, the New York Rowing Association and New Rochelle Rowing Club had 16 boats racing in 8 events.
For our first regatta of the season, we headed to Philadelphia for the Head of the Housatonic. Amongst the total of 81 clubs in attendance throughout the day participating in over 50 events, the New York Rowing Association and New Rochelle Rowing Club had 10 boats racing in 6 events on this beautiful fall day.
Some kids prepare for a night of trick or treating? Our rowers spent their Halloween morning and afternoon competing in Head of the Schuylkill! We were in luck and the weather was sunny and beautiful. Amongst the total of 131 clubs in attendance throughout the weekend, the New York Rowing Association and New Rochelle Rowing Club had 11 boats racing in 6 events.
New York Rowing held an impressive cocktail party and celebration October 4th, 2010 to benefit our Row To School Scholarship Program. Row To School is a full competitive and needs-based scholarship for rowers in the 8th or 9th grades to New York Rowing’s Junior Program. Boys and girls on our composite team come from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds for the unique opportunity to row together in our year round athletic program.
Over 50 guests spent the evening surrounded by cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres, and stimulating conversation. Honored guests included Richard Suarez and Derek Jeffry, two of our prominent Row To School Scholarship alumni who currently row at prestigious universities, MIT and Wesleyan respectively. They both made the time in their busy college careers to attend the event and share how the scholarship program was a positive experience that changed their lives.
Generous donations from our supporters raised nearly eighty thousand dollars for our program and we are so grateful for each and every dollar. We would like to again express our gratitude to each individual who made a contribution. Of course we also can’t forget to thank Lois Robbins and Andrew Zaro for opening up their home to host this worthy event.