Feb. 6, 2008
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola College rowing teams sponsor the 2008 Row For Humanity this Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in McGuire Hall. The all-day event is a fund-raiser to raise money for 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 set a new record of 1 million meters.
This is a national event as Loyola teams up with Kansas State, Tulsa, Bucknell, Boston University, George Washington, Mary Washington, Northeastern and Michigan. Row for Humanity makes the largest one-time donation that many Habitat for Humanity campus chapters receive annually.
Last year, 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.
Participate, donate or just stop by to cheer on your rower this Thursday.