Erik Meyers recently shared the following with The Star, and we’re happy to share the same on his behalf and on behalf of the alumni, friends and supporters of Georgetown University Crew:

Mike Driscoll (class of ’08) has organized an entire series of events for the 50th anniversary of Georgetown University lightweight rowing program, but intended as a celebration for all who enjoy rowing on the Potomac!

The gala dinner is open to anyone who is interested — as are most of the events. The schedule is below. For more information, please click here.

Georgetown University’s current rowing program traces its revival to adult and student volunteers back in the late 1950s and early 1960s.   The crew had an early presence on the Potomac and in collegiate rowing but lost a couple of boathouses and virtually disappeared until this student-led revival.

We, who row from the oldest self-reliant institution on the DC waterfront, can certainly appreciate the passion and execution of volunteers, right, PBC?!

Again, the organizers, including our Matt Madigan, are delighted to be able to welcome PBC members to these events.

We hope to see you there!

Men’s Lightweight Crew 50th Anniversary Weekend (November 8 – 10)

Friday, November 8

Welcome Reception
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Smith Point
1338 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
At the corner of Wisconsin Ave. and O St.
Washington, DC

Saturday, November 9

Alumni Row
Open to all Georgetown Crew alumni
9:00am – 11:00am
Thompson Boat Center

BBQ Lunch at Potomac Boat Club
Catered by Rocklands Barbeque
11:00am – 1:00pm
Potomac Boat Club
3530 Water St., NW
Washington, DC

Tour of the new Rowing Training Center
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Leavey Center, Georgetown University

50th Anniversary Gala Dinner
7:00pm – 11:00pm
Four Seasons Hotel
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
(Washington, D.C.’s only 5-star, 5-diamond luxury hotel)
Business attire

Sunday, November 10

Crew Anniversary Mass with Fr. Otto Hentz, S.J.
A private Mass for the Georgetown Crew community
9:00am – 10:00am
Dahlgren Chapel, Georgetown University