CRRC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt volunteer organization, committed to promoting an understanding and appreciation of the sport of rowing through our middle school and high school Learn-to-Row programs, Junior (high school) competitive rowing program, and WeCanRow program for female cancer survivors.
CRRC’s program fees and rack rentals are set at a level to cover annual operating expenses only. CRRC does NOT include equipment purchases, scholarships or boathouse construction/improvement expenses in the operating budget, which are met by separate fundraising activities. Fundraising support for CRRC comes from community, corporate and individual donors.
In order to be competitive, our crews must have quality boats to race in. Camp Randall manages our fleet carefully, selling older equipment and buying newer equipment subject to funds. Typically a program of our size raises $30,000 to $40,000 annually to keep their fleet competitive. In prior years we have been quite fortunate to have a small number of very generous donors step forward to enable us to buy the equipment we need. We are hoping this fortune continues!
Our top priorities for the spring 2019 season are a mid-weight quad/straight four for the men and a lightweight double/pair for the women. If we shop carefully and find equipment coming off-lease that is a year or two old, these boats will run approximately $30,000. Plus we also need to spend about $6,000 more on sweep and sculling oars.
Boat naming opportunities are available for significant donors, contact email@example.com (610) 357-1171 to discuss.
Support our Ergathon
The CRRC Ergathon is held during March each year and is one of the club’s most successful fundraising events. During this “marathon of erging”, ergs (rowing machines) are set up in the boat house, and rowers log at least 10,000 meters. Rowers collect pledges during the two months prior to the event, and spectators can also donate on the spot while the rowers are erging. The ergathon has enabled the club to purchase boats, oars, our truck and other essential equipment. This is our main fundraising event of the year and ensures that our Junior rowers continue to have the equipment necessary to compete. Dates will be announced shortly.
Camp Randall Rowing Club is committed to making rowing accessible to all. We offer limited financial assistance to participants in the Junior Competitive, Learn-to-Row and We-Can-Row Programs. The Scholarship Fund is sustained by fundraising, grants and donations.
How to Donate:
Credit Cards or PayPal: Click on the ‘Donate’ button below to donate by credit card or PayPal. Use the Note field to indicate where you would like your donation applied.
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Donate by check (made out to Camp Randall RC, PO Box 258160, Madison, WI, 53725-8160).
Please specify whether you would like your donation applied to the Junior Equipment Fund, Scholarship Fund or WeCanRow program.
All donations are greatly appreciated.