Crew Teams To Host All-Day Row For Humanity Event

Jan. 15, 2009

BALTIMORE, Md. - The Loyola College rowing teams will participate in the 2009 Row For Humanity event on Wed., Jan. 21 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in McGuire Hall. The all-day event is a fund-raiser that benefits Habitat For Humanity. The rowing teams invite the student-body and campus community to get involved through donations, or preferably, through rowing.

The challenge is to row 12 hours on ergometers (indoor rowing machines). Keeping track of how far each participant rows using the machine's computers, Row for Humanity is hoping to row for over one million meters.

Row For Humanity is a national event that includes Kansas State, Tulsa, Bucknell, Boston University, George Washington, Mary Washington, Northeastern and Michigan.The event makes the largest one-time donation that many Habitat for Humanity campus chapters receive annually.

In 2006, Row for Humanity donated over $30,000 to Habitat for Humanity clubs across the nation. By providing precious seed money, participants help build homes for their communities while also sharing in the unique sport of rowing.

To donate money, you can sponsor a Loyola College rower by writing `RFH' in the memo line and mailing it to Loyola College Rowing. Donations will also be accepted, including Evergreen card, at the RFH boulder Garden Table from Wed., Jan. 14-21. Or to donate money to the cause while also getting a productive workout, you can head to McGuire Hall on Wednesday and participate as an individual or as part of a relay team.

For further information, including where to send your donation, please see the 'Row For Humanity 2009' document on the right side-bar of the Crew page.