A large part of the success of this program is the community we have that supports our men’s and women’s teams. Our alumni, friends, parents – all of you reading Sweep magazine today – you are that community.
The fact we made our Annual Fund goal by January of this year is a testament to the connection you have here, and we thank you. That is the first oar in our “fill the oar” campaign, and it is full. The second oar is participation – and we still have a ways to go there. That is where we need your help.
The “Drive to 1,000” is our effort to bring in everyone who has a connection to this program. Recent grad? Seasoned alum? Fan of the sport? Join us. One of the ways the coaches have been encouraging new graduates is to write a check for their class year. That would be $20.17 for last year’s grads, a one cent inflation over 2016. Whatever the size of the gift, we want you to be part of this, and we want to fill that oar to 1,000 donors by the end of our fiscal year on June 30, 2018. Make your gift at here.
One of the things we don’t do at Washington is rest on our lead. Anything can happen in a boat race, and anything can happen with this program going forward. Come and be a part of it. Community is what this program is about.
See you at the races and Go Dawgs,
Jane Powers and Trevor Vernon
Washington Rowing Board of Stewards