Not rain, wind or cold will keep the members of Lake Stevens Rowing Club (LSRC) from accomplishing their 24 hour Row-A-Thon mission.
Starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 30, LSRC will keep a boat rowing around Lake Stevens until 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 to raise funds to purchase new equipment for the club.
LSRC’s beginning equipment was second and third hand; either purchased, loaned or gifted. In 2005, the first new shell (a Pocock 2x) was purchased and subsequently rowed to win the national championship that year.
New shells cost anywhere from $10,000 to $40,000 for a competitive quality boat. Oars can run around $400 a pair and ergometers (rowing machines) around $900 each.
The core belief of Lake Stevens Rowing Club is that by taking a balanced approach to rowing, excellence is not only obtained, but also sustained. By serving the community, success is achieved both on and off the race-course.
“The medals and trophies are the frosting on the cake. My goal for Lake Stevens Rowing is not to just build successful rowers, but to meet every member’s needs whether it is competition, exercise, socialization, or recreation. Our hope is that through the sport of rowing we build strong community leaders and contributors,” says Bob Cummins, LSRC founder.
Be sure to honk your support as you see our rowers glide around the lake.