NFA Crew and Newburgh Rowing Club Volunteer to Help Swimmer’s Cross HudsonJul 29th, 2012 | By HV Insider | Category: Community Happenings
NFA Crew Team and NRC Rowers Volunteer to Kayak for River Pool Swim Across Hudson and Orange County Triathalon
Rhe rowers of the NFA Crew Team and the Newburgh Rowing Club have been busy putting their unique skills to work. On July 21, 2012, they kayaked one mile across the Hudson River and one mile back, so as to assist swimmers at the 9th Annual Great Newburgh to Beacon Hudson River Swim. The event raised money for the River Pool in Beacon, NY.
Earlier in the month, on July 7, 2012, the rowers kayaked along with the swimmers in the Orange County Triathalon. The Crew Team, along with parents and rowers from the NRC, also manned a water station at Water and Grand Street, and a bike aid station on Fostertown Road and Route 32, for the Triathalon. “I love rowing, we all do,” said Vic Santiago, a rising senior at NFA, member of the Varsity Crew Team and Boy Scout who is working on Eagle Scout. “We are asking a lot from the community, because the crew team has to raise about $60,000.00 to fund ourselves this year. So it’s only right that we give back to the community too,” said Santiago. “What better way than using our rowing skills,” he said.
For more information about Friends of Newburgh Crew, the 501(c)(3) organization raising funds to support the NFA Varsity Crew Team, contact Team Mom Juliana LoBiondo at firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 569-7600.
The Newburgh Rowing Club has Learn to Row Programs, taught by NFA Crew Team alumni, for children ages 10 and up. There is a scholarship program for children ages 10 – 13 who reside in the City of Newburgh and meet certain financial criteria.