>Ridgewood Annual Row-a-thon
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Ridgewood Annual Row-a-thon
Ridgewood Crew is having our annual Row-a-thon fundraiser in Van Neste Square from 10am to 4pm this Saturday, March 3rd. For more information: http://www.ridgewoodcrew.com/
Ridgewood Crew introduces Ridgewood, NJ high school-aged youth to the traditions, athleticism, sportsmanship, techniques and camaraderie of the sport of rowing. Founded in 2004, the team rows on the Passaic River in northern NJ and competes in the sport’s premier regattas held throughout the Northeast.
In the program’s 6 years, our youth, board and parent volunteers have moved Ridgewood Crew forward by leaps and bounds. That success is represented by the widespread individual and team achievements of each of the 64 student-athletes on the 2010 roster. To facilitate that success, Ridgewood Crew continues to make unprecedented investments in coaching and new equipment. The 2010 coaching staff is one of the most experienced in program history and we were pleased to take delivery of two additional new Vespoli boats.
On the river, Ridgewood Crew athletes collected the most single-season medals in program history. Several boats added hardware to Ridgewood Crew’s ever-increasing showcase, achieving top three finishes across several divisions at the highly competitive: SRAA Nationals, Stotesbury Cup Regatta, Philadelphia City Championships, Passaic River Northern NJ Championships and Garden State Championships. Additionally, the team’s overall performance continued to attract interest from top rowing colleges and universities including: Bucknell, Boston College, Boston University, Drexel, Duke, Georgetown, George Mason, Harvard, Holy Cross, Lehigh, Syracuse, Marist, Williams, Trinity College, University of Delaware and others. The program also celebrated its first female athlete to receive a full, four-year rowing scholarship.
Ridgewood Crew offers several ways for you to experience our mission. Join the team, volunteer or donate.