Responsibility: Rowers helping our community
Steel City engenders a remarkable sense of responsibility among its members.
Its youth and adult rowers volunteer in the community, including performing community service in Verona, raising funds for Juvenile Diabetes and other causes, and teaching adjudicated youth to row. They do all of the clean-up of the facilities and many of the boat repairs for the organization. Former high school rowers often return during their summers in college to teach novice rowers. These are young people whom colleges want on their rowing teams and whom employers value
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Row for Humanity
Row for Humanity is a national campaign which brings rowing teams together with local Habitat for Humanity chapters, raising awareness of our sport and Habitat simultaneously. Throughout the year, college, club and high school crews across the nation erg together to help fund their local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. By providing precious seed money, participants help build homes for their communities while also sharing the unique sport of rowing.
Nationally, participating teams include University Tulsa., Ithaca College, Northeastern University, Smith College, Fairfield University, Eastern Michigan University, Loyola College, Tufts, University of Vermont, George Washington University, Mary Washington College, Cascadilla Boat Club, University of Chicago, and Wake Forest College.
Locally, the SCRC teams up with Habitat for Humanity Allegheny Valley. The SCRC donates 20% of its revenue to Habitat for Humanity Allegheny Valley. Habitat for Humanity Allegheny Valley nets 100% of the dollars they raise. No costs of running this fundraiser are incurred by Habitat for Humanity Allegheny Valley. Funds raised for Steel City Rowing Club are used to purchase and maintain equipment.
Nationally, Row for Humanity has donated over $130,000 to Habitat For Humanity affiliates across the nation. Steel City Rowing Club in 5 years has donated over $4,800 to Habitat for Humanity Allegheny Valley.
2010 Row for Humanity
Twenty SCRC adult and junior rowers participated in the Row For Humanity in 2010.
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