Boston-based Olympic and Paralympic rowing aspirants are primarily funded by individuals like you. During most of the quadrennial they received relatively little support from US Rowing or the National Rowing Foundation which are focused on the larger boats coming out of the National Training Center in Princeton. While athletes may receive a small stipend from the USOC, it’s usually not enough to even cover rent, never mind food, travel and training expenses.
Contributions are 100% tax deductible and are being managed for BRF by its fiscal agent, Community Rowing Inc.
BRF’s broader year-round mission includes not just fundraising, but also finding jobs, housing and training resources for Olympic and Paralympic class athletes, enabling bona fide medal contenders to continue training over several Olympic cycles, like their international competitors.
Andrew Campbell, Jr., who raced in the lightweight men’s double in Rio, writes “The BRF is critical to our mission. Having a full time coach and three other athletes to train with made a tremendous difference when you are shooting for the highest levels of performance. The ability to start a career while still competing has allowed me to extend my time as an elite rower. This is the strongest and most organized push to produce an A-Final US men’s lightweight double in recent memory.”
To make a gift to the Boston Rowing Foundation, please click “Donate Now” to head to the CRI donations page. BE SURE TO NOTE “BRF” IN THE SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS BOX. If you prefer to send a check, please mail it to Community Rowing Inc., (Attn: Development Office), 20 Nonantum Road, Brighton, MA 02135. Again, be sure to note “BRF” in the memo line of the check