Rowing With the Huskies
If you’ve visited us or read our blogs before, you’ve probably noticed that we’re passionate about rowing. Naturally, we love to support the University of Washington Huskies rowing team. My family and I will be attending all the home races this season. We like to stand on the shores of Montlake Cut by the old Shellhouse, the kids yell “Go Huskies” and we enjoy the free family fun. After the races, we’ll check out the boats and meet the athletes.
If you’d like to join us at the Huskies rowing events, you can find the schedules for the teams here:
Men’s schedule: http://www.gohuskies.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30200&SPID=126609&SPSID=777510
Celebrate Boating’s Opening Day
The opening day of boating is May 7 and is kicked off by the Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day Boat Parade with more than 800 rowers competing. Following this event, the Windermere Cup races are held, and this year’s guest country for racing is Cuba.
After the races, fans are invited to an awards ceremony for the regatta champions and to the presentation of the Windermere Cup Trophy at the Conibear Shellhouse in the Athletic Village. We hope to view this race from the Stewards Enclosure along the Montlake Cut, but really all along the race course is fun – especially if yo
u’re lucky enough to join friends on a boat anchored to the log boom.
Archives for March 2016
As most of you know, Anna and I are both avid rowers. We love to support area organizations that promote rowing in our community. We’re surrounded by Lake Washington, Lake Union and Lake Samish. Yet, there are a lot of kids in our community that don’t have an opportunity to get out and experience the water.
Attend the Benefit Breakfast With Us
We’re proud to participate with the Row to the Future initiative through the George Pocock Rowing Foundation. It’s near and dear to our hearts, and Anna will be at the Benefit Breakfast on Friday, March 18. Supporting this event means that area children have an opportunity to take swimming lessons that allow them to get out on the water, receive a scholarship to join a team or even get a rowing machine into a local school through the Erg Ed™ program.
Donating Our Event Proceeds
We’re passionate about helping thousands of kids get the opportunity to learn about rowing. On top of that, any proceeds from special events that [PRACTICE NAME] participates in this spring will be donated in full to Row to the Future. Anna, an Olympic gold medalist, is happy to share a special message with your work, school or organization on how to live a happy and healthy 100 Year Lifestyle.
If you’re interested, please reach out to our community event coordinator Molly Garner at (435) 590-9158.
The details of the benefit breakfast are as follows:
Date: Friday, March 18, 2016
Time: Early-bird coffee at 7:00 a.m.; Program from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Tickets: $50 individual, $500 for a table of 10
Bell Harbor International Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66
Seattle, WA 98121
If you’d like to read more, please visit http://www.pocockfoundation.org/benefit-breakfast/.