Rowers Support Charity and Fund Spring Racing

On March 1, members of the Manhattan Junior Crew rowed a collective 11708 meters in one hour and raised $292.53 for the USD383 FITcloset as part of their annual Row for Humanity event.

In preparation for the Row for Humanity fundraiser, MJC members gather donations from friends and family to support their spring racing season and then give a portion of the proceeds to a selected charity for the year.

The USD383 FITcloset has now been MJC’s chosen charity for two years in a row because it provides clothing and school supplies to classmates in need.  Team Captain Ewan Wileman noted, “This charity is important and a necessity in the Manhattan Ogden community and we are extremely happy that we could support them.”

On the day of the event, rowers test their limits, trying to row their personal best distance in one hour, to show their pride in supporting their community and their gratitude for the part of the donations that helped pay for their racing season travels.

At the time of writing, the competition team has just returned from their season closer at the USRowing Central Youth Championship in Oklahoma City.  After some time off, we will be welcoming athletes new to the sport by offering a free two-week Learn-to-Row day camp 6-8am Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from June 3 to June 14.

Looking further ahead to the 2025 championship racing season, our next Row for Humanity has been scheduled well in advance and in conjunction with the Kansas State Rowing Association’s 61st reunion on October 19, 2024.