April 8, 2017
On April 8, 2017, Northampton Community Rowing held its annual fundraiser The Northampton Community Rowing Ergathon on the lawn of the Hampshire Council of Gov’t building at 99 main St. in Northampton. Our members solicited pledges for rowing for 20 minutes on ergometers (rowing machines or “ergs”). Throughout the day our rowers fulfilled their commitments on the rowing machines while our coaches, captains and board members interacted with the community and answered questions about the event, our organization and opportunities to learn to row or join a rowing team in the Valley.
This year we had 3 teams: Team Blue , Team Gold and Team Masters (please follow the links to see the members of each team and learn more about them.) Team Blue and Team Gold are members of the youth rowing team, and Team Masters is comprised of our adult rowers. Collectively the teams “rowed” 302,175 meters and earned $13,980 towards programs and equipment.
In 2016 Northampton Community Rowing held its annual Ergathon fundraiser as part of our Valley Gives campaign in which our participants received over 200 individual donations and raised nearly $20,000. The ergathon was held on the Hampshire County Courthouse square in downtown Northampton on April 16, 2016.