The 6th Annual Benefit Breakfast on March 21st is only two weeks away!
Now is the time to make it happen: Buy your ticket. Invite a friend. Attend the Breakfast. Row to the Future has been pivotal this year in bringing the conversation about youth rowing outreach to the national platform while introducing indoor rowing to thousands of kids through Erg Ed and supporting Rainier Valley Rowers at Mount Baker and the Pocock Rowing Center. Your support ensures that our work continues to grow, and we have never been more excited to share our hope for the future during this year’s Benefit Breakfast.
Thank you to ZT Systems for generously sponsoring the event. Purchase your ticket today online or call 206.686.6390!
Where: Bell Harbor International Conference Center (directions)
When: Early Bird Coffee at 7:00 a.m. | Program runs 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Recap of Summit #1: Youth Rowing: From the Classroom to the Community
On February 26, the George Pocock Rowing Foundation convened its first Youth Outreach Rowing Summit. This was the first of a series of collaborative meetings designed to examine the status of youth rowing in Seattle and develop strategies to get more youth involved in on-the-water rowing programs. Local and national leaders in youth rowing spent the morning reviewing results from Erg Ed student evaluations and discussing two very big questions:
Question #1: What could we do to make rowing more available to more kids?
Question #2: How could we better communicate existing program opportunities?
Highlights from the day’s conversation:
- The majority of Erg Ed students want to continue rowing in the community!
- We can help Erg Ed students take their first steps beyond the classroom by inviting kids to the boathouse and creating new programs that appeal to broader youth population.
- More support is needed to help get the word out about existing rowing opportunities.
RENTON ROWING CENTER TO OPEN IN SUMMER 2014The George Pocock Rowing Foundation will open the Renton Rowing Center in the Summer of 2014, providing community access to recreational and competitive rowing programs as well as kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddle boarding rental.
Renton, WA, February 21, 2014- The George Pocock Rowing Foundation (GPRF) has signed a five-year lease to host operations in Renton on the south end of Lake Washington in the former Cedar River Boathouse. The operation will offer access to adult and youth rowing programs as well as daily canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddle board rentals. The lease will take effect onApril 7, 2014 and operations will roll out over the summer.