THE ORIGINAL GOAL OF $32,500 HAS BEEN REACHED! Thank you to the 64+ supporters that made it possible. We will keep the campaign site open for donations until it expires on May 9th, exactly two months after we started the effort. Further donations will help us cover cost also associated to the boat, like maintenance, team equipment, etc.USD Women’s Rowing is a nationally ranked top 20 Division I Program. Our team continues to attract and develop more and more student athletes every year. In order to continue our success we need to update our racing 4+ boats to be compatible with our athletes as well as compete with top racing shells and teams around the country. Please take a look at our “Need FOUR Speed” intro video to learn how you can help us row faster.
When it comes to equipment, rowing is a costly sport. The best teams in the country are racing in top of the line carbon fiber boats. To compete at the top we must purchase an Ultimate Super Predator Hudson Coxed Four (USP U5.21 4+). Hudson has developed Ultimate Shark Carbon, which is a new carbon fiber advancement in their elite rowing shells that is specific to the sport of rowing. The stiffness of a shell and how the athlete fits in it is crucial to how fast our athletes can make it go. Our hope is that YOU can help us fundraise for a brand new Predator Hudson Racing 4+ that also includes a salt-water package that will help the boat stay in top shape over the coming years.
Women’s rowing must rely on donations like yours to maintain and improve its racing fleet. Your donations are tax deductible and 100% of the funds raised will go to the Women’s Rowing program to purchase the brand new 4+! Funds raised through this campaign will outfit our athletes with a top racing boat and allow them to max out their boat speed on race day.
Thanks to the MATCHING GIFT by Michael and Karla Mohrman, we are able to jumpstart this changefunding campaign hoping many more will join in. The Mohrman’s will match every gift received up to $17,500, which means every donation, no matter the size, will count TWICE toward the $32K goal. Please consider making a contribution today and don’t forget to share with your family and friends, whether is by forwarding an email or sharing/posting on social media. The success of this campaign relies on our USD Rowing Family rising up to the occasion. Thank you in advance and we look forward to seeing you at Crew Classic on April 1-2!