Every little bit helps! And it’s all tax deductible!
In less than a couple of weeks, our Brendan McEwan will represent the United States in the Men’s Single Sculls at the Under 23 World Rowing Championships in Brest, Belarus (July 22 – 25). Brendan won his event at trials in June by 3.41 seconds, crossing the line in 6:59.294. He will be joined by Coach Reilly Dampeer, who has done a tremendous job helping him get ready.
And, hey!n We’re proud to report again that Rob Rasmussen and Nader Al-Naji are on the Junior National Team roster! Joined by Coach Deb Dryer, Rob and Nader will be racing in the double at the 2010 World Rowing Junior Championships in Racice, Czech Republic (August 4 – 7).
Crazy kids. All that energy. Makes you want to take a load off, doesn’t it? Well, while you’re sitting there, you’re gonna earn a chance to feel like you’re right there next to the guys when they step up to the winners’ podium … all without leaving your computer!
The charitable foundation created to support our National Team athletes, the Potomac River Sports Foundation (PRSF), figures our team still needs about $7,500 to fund our World Championships effort this year. Basically, each boat costs about $1700 to rent and transport. The USRowing fee is $1,625 for each athlete. Add another $1300 for coach’s room, board, gear and flight. Well, you get the picture. Being an elite level rower ain’t cheap, folks!
Since we’re pretty sure none of us can cover the entire amount today, tax deductible or not, how about we do this thing together? Fiddy from her. A hundy from him. A couple Gs from you.Â And so on. That way, we’ll all feel like we’re part of it when Brendan, Rob and Nader take those winning strokes across the finish line!
(Of course, if you do throw down the entire $7,500, just don’t tell us, so we’ll all still feel like we did something. Thanks.)
Okay, so. Got your credit card ready, PBC? (Come on! They need you! And it’s tax deductible!) To give using PayPal, click here.
If you would rather pay by check, just make it payable to Potomac River Sports Foundation, and then mail it to Paul Knight at the following the address:
Paul Knight, Treasurer
Potomac River Sports Foundation
c/o Nossaman LLP
1666 K Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006
By the way, you can give to the PRSF all year long!
Best of luck to Brendan, Rob, Nader, Reilly and Deb! GO, PBC!!!
Stay tuned for a charitable group hug mid-August.