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The Ohio State Crew team is a student-run organization, not sponsored by university athletics. We proudly pay for our own equipment, coaching, travel and lodging – a budget that annually exceeds $130,000. Itʼs no small task, but then again we aren’t your average Buckeyes. Please help us maintain our tradition with a donation today!
Our goal of $5,000 will be used to help fund our trip to the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) national championship regatta. After not being able to compete at ACRA for the last two years due to COVID-19, we are more ready than ever to race at our championship. The regatta takes place on May 20-22 in Oak Ridge, TN on what many call America's Favorite Rowing Venue. The team will be racing against 60+ other universities with the clear goal of being the first boat across the finish line.
The student-athletes on this team work hard for the opportunity to participate in this sport. Members must individually contribute or fundraise membership dues per year in order to participate. Money should never be the reason someone loses an opportunity to row, and every dollar we raise helps us achieve that! In addition to keeping up with their studies, athletes practice 6 days a week, waking up at 4:30 AM to make it to practice on time. Many of our teammates hold jobs or participate in other extracurricular activities; such as other clubs, fraternities or sororities, multiple club sports teams and more. On most weekends that we are not racing, we are working to help out our community through the Rent-A-Rower program. This is where we do yard work, moving tasks or other heavy lifting for the Columbus community as a fundraiser for our team.
A trip to ACRA for 50 student-athletes plus our coaching staff will have the following expenses:
- 2 nights in a hotel: $4,000
- Gas money for the teammates driving: $1,250
- Gas for the trailer: $1,250
- Regatta entry/affiliate fees: $1,500
TOTAL = $8,000
Anything you contribute today will directly help an athlete as we train to compete for the national championship title.
See you at the finish line at ACRA! ROW BUCKS!