by Peter Klose
It’s that time of year: Time to row — indoors! River Rowing’s 10th Annual Pull with Purpose Ergathon fundraiser will take place on Sat March 19 from 8:30a-11a at the RRA Studio at 256 Main Street in Nyack. Several prominent local politicians including New York State Senator David Carlucci are expected to attend. And don’t worry, they promise not to raise your taxes if you beat them.
Our goal is to raise $15,000. If we raise that much everyone wins, because all proceeds will be matched dollar for dollar by our corporate sponsor Crestron Electronics, a longtime supporter of River Rowing. The anticipated total of $30,000 will be used to purchase much needed equipment for the Nyack Center’s growing program. As most Nyackers are well aware, the Nyack Center does very valuable work to support low-income families in the community. The Center works with these families’ children before and after school, during summer breaks, etc.
Ergathon athletes will row from approximately 9:45am-10:45am. Our athletes will row on Concept 2 Indoor Rowing Machines (ergometer) in teams of four and race against other teams to see how fast they can row 15,000 meters. Collective participation is crucial and we hope each athlete will meet an individual fundraising goal of $250 to contribute towards their team goal of $1,000 prior to the matching gift. All companies donating $100 or more will be recognized at the Ergathon. Our most generous donors will be recognized on a plaque at our Rockland Lake training facility:
Golden Oar Level: $2000+
Silver Oar Level: $1000+
Bronze Oar Level: $500+