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Hi!!!! THANK YOU SO SO MUCH for your support in helping our team become the greatest it can be!! It means the world to us and our teammates!
Noa's rowing journey began not too long ago, in April 2021, but it quickly became a huge passion of hers. She couldn't be more grateful for such a strong and determined group of young women by her side. She is a senior and a team captain this year, so this is her final year to help support the future of her club! This said it would be amazing if you could help us achieve our goal! She has been lucky enough to pursue rowing at the D1 level at Columbia University in the fall and cannot wait for that opportunity. Rowing has had a profound impact on her life... the lessons that hard work, teamwork, discipline, and sacrifice are the surest paths to success are engrained in us daily... and of course, her team, City Island Rowing, is very much like an extension of her family and she's so grateful to have found them upon moving back to NYC.
River is in her first few months with rowing, and the process has been so meaningful thus far. She is a freshman in high school, and she is very grateful for how far she has come in just a short time. Rowing has made a big difference in her life, and she is very excited to see where it will take her in the future.
If you'd like to learn a bit more about why we love this sport and our team so much, please enjoy this video by 20/21 Team captain, Sydney Tuck.
On Sunday March 5th we will hold our annual capital equipment fundraiser, to pay for all the equipment that we use... which in our sport is typically made of hand-laid carbon fiber and is very expensive. This year is an especially important fundraiser as proceeds will fund the purchase of the most stunning racing shell specifically designed for high school girls, available in the world ~ Hudson USP 8.12
ITS AN INCREDIBLE BOAT
The innovative and groundbreaking Hudson USP series racing shells are made in Canada and are quickly replacing Empachers at the fastest women's collegiate programs across the country. The "USP" (Ultra Super Predator) marque is Hudson's Flagship model, in their premium "Shark" line-up. A more detailed description of the shell we have ordered can be found on our website.
There is no question that this stunning shell, made possible by your generous support, will help us achieve our goals this coming Spring Championship season, and for a decade to come!
Each athlete who raises at least $1000 earns the right to have their name featured prominently in our gorgeous new racing shell... the top 8 fundraisers will have their names right on the seats! With your help, I can be one of those girls!!
We and our teammates will be investing our sweat equity! On March 5th we will complete a grueling 90-minute endurance piece on the indoor rowing machine ("the erg"). It will be mentally and physically exhausting, but it's for such a great cause, and I will have all of my supporters in mind to keep me motivated.
Thank you again for your support... we are so excited to continue my rowing journey, thanks to you!
Please note that City Island Rowing is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and 100% of your donation is fully tax-deductible.