George Pocock brought the pillars of innovation, craftsmanship, and generosity to the Seattle rowing community. On March 6th, we are continuing this legacy of giving and generosity by cleaning the Montlake Cut. In partnership with Seattle Parks and the US Army Corps of Engineers, we will remove invasive weeds, clear moss from the walking path, and create a better green space for our racing venue. The Cut is our stadium; and it is also where Seattle picnics, walks, and cheers for our races!
This year marks our first Give-a-Thon, previously known as the “Erg-a-Thon”. Now, instead of erging at a Sunday Farmers Market, we are going to use boots, gloves, and elbow grease to make our home course-- the Montlake Cut-- a place we are proud of. This service project highlights the importance of service to our local community as part of the Pocock Legacy. We know that it takes hard work and support from our community to make rowing at Pocock possible, so we want the team to give back to Seattle and the rowing community.
In the past spring funding drive, we received 2-3 donations per rower for a total of about 260 donors. To celebrate our competitive spirit at our very first Give-a-Thon we are challenging ourselves to raise funds for the First 500: one donor for each meter at the start of a race.
Your generosity supports scholarships, equipment, and offsets the expenses of racing:
$30 donation = One entry fee at a local regatta
$50 donation = Transportation to Rose City Invite
$100 donation = One week of practice for a rower
$200 donation = Fuel one week for coaches’ boats
$400 donation = One GPS to know how fast we are rowing
Please help us improve the speed and culture of our team by sharing this fundraising initiative with your circle of friends, family, and beyond.
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