Help Send Junior Rowers to Youth Nationals
Junior crew is asking for your financial support to help represent Vashon Island at the 2015 U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships in Sarasota, Florida, June 12 – 14th.
Out of a possible 13 boats and 20 team members eligible to compete at Nationals at the conclusion of the NW Regional Championships, the team has qualified eight boats and 14 rowers. The eight crews are the third highest number of qualified crews in the nation behind Oklahoma (with 16) and Seattle Rowing Center (with 11). Regional silver medalists were the women’s lightweight double, women’s pair and lightweight four and the men’s quad. Vashon won bronze medals in the women’s lightweight double and men’s single and double. The rowers who qualified for Nationals are Fletcher Call, Ally Clevenger, Rhea Enzian, Kirsten Girard, Patrick Hanson, Kalie Heffernan, Shannon Lipe, Riley Lynch, Liam McConnell, Maddie McEachern, Emily Milbrath, Forrest Miller, Virginia Miller, and KaiLi Scheer. Mabel Moses has been selected as an alternate to row in the light weight double.
VIJC is a small rowing program with just 39 athletes and qualifying for Nationals has been a tremendous accomplishment. This exciting opportunity will require substantial funding. They need to fund expenses like airfare, equipment rentals, regatta fees, coaching expenses, lodging and meals over a 5 day period (team departs on the 10th). We are asking for support to subsidize this cost so that all can participate in this elite event.
Please take a couple minutes and contribute today. Just click the donate button.
Checks will also be accepted and can be paid to VIJC, PO Box 79, Vashon, WA 98070 with “2015 Nationals” in the memo.
Other ways Islanders can support:
Enjoy a dinner without cooking at Saucy Sisters for pizza, salad, beverages and team spirit on Tuesday, June 2nd from 4:30 – 8:30 pm.
Join us for a cheerful Guest Bartender Night at The Hardware Store Restaurant on Thursday June 4th.
Bring that dirty car to our Fish Friendly Car Wash on Sunday, June 7th from 11 am – 3 pm at the Vashon Market shopping plaza.