"Go The Distance for the Haven" - Labor Day Long Row
Now that the Prouty’s over, what do you have to look forward to?
MORE rowing for good!
Get ready for our annual Labor Day long row and brunch — with a twist. September is Hunger Awareness Month, and UVRF is committed to supporting healthy bodies in the Upper Valley. This year on Labor Day we plan to "Go The Distance for the Haven" and row together to help fight hunger in the Upper Valley.
We are asking ALL rowers, juniors/masters/club, sculling and sweep, to jump in boats and row beside each other and together on Monday September 2, from 8 am-noon. You can row as far or as little as you and your boat-mates want. And of course, it'll feature the usual good-natured banter and a potluck brunch, along with a few wonderful additions!
This year, rowers are encouraged to commit to one year of a recurring gift to The Haven at any level, $5 a month and up. You can sign up to do so before online or onsite. Junior rowers are suggested to bring 3 or more canned goods to participate.
We will be rowing AND brunching at Kendal Riverfront Park. UVRF's own Laura Gillespie, Director of Development and Communication for The Haven, will be there to answer questions about hunger in the Upper Valley and how The Haven is helping combat that. In addition to a potluck brunch under the pop-up tents, there will be a raffle! Everyone who rows gets five entries, and more entries for additional levels of giving. Prizes include Burnham Boat gear, rowing lessons and/or experiences with some of our local rowing celebs, and UVRF schwag! (If you are interested in donating something for the raffle, or have other ideas about how to make this event fun and successful, please contact Dawn Carey at firstname.lastname@example.org).
So, save the date, and sign up for a boat! UVRF sculling boat reservations can be made through Carin at email@example.com. Sweeps boats will be made available through the coaches in the Fall. More info on all this to come.
Can't wait to see you all at our inaugural "Go The Distance for the Haven" Labor Day Long Row!