Second Annual Row For Humanity Event Set For January 26

Dec. 17, 2005

BALTIMORE, Md. - The second annual "Row for Humanity" will take place on Thursday, January 26th, 2006 in McGuire Hall from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

On this day, thousands of rowers and non-rowers across the country will hold simultaneous 12-hour "ergathons" on indoor rowing machines to raise money for local/college chapters of Habitat for Humanity and college rowing teams. This year, Loyola Rowing has decided to also donate a portion of the proceeds to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund in light of the incredible scale of the ongoing disaster relief efforts.

This 12-hour event raises money for both the Habitat for Humanity and the Varsity Rowing Team in a very unique fitness-oriented format. 100% of all proceeds raised by non-rowing team members goes directly to the charitable cause. Prizes will be given out during the event, and after the event courtesy of our local sponors.

All students and members of the Loyola community are invited to participate in this great nationwide event by either rowing in the event themselves or by sponsoring a rower. No one is asked to row for more than one hour and individuals may row for part of an hour as part of a relay team of up to five people.

Loyola College departments are encouraged to assemble five-person relay teams to compete against other departments for both the most funds raised and the most meters rowed. Individuals gaining sponsorship for the row is the key to the event's success. Let's work together to put this event on the map locally!

Rowing machines provide incredibly effiicent calorie-burning exercise. Come burn off your holiday indulgences and help these great causes at the same time!

Lessons on proper rowing machine technique will be offered during the holiday break, during the month of January and at the event for those with no experience. The fitter you are going into January, the farther you will be able to row and the more money you will be able to raise! Come on out!

For more information, please contact Loyola Coach Al Ramirez at 410-617-5671 or via e-mail at