Rowing to Philadelphia - Men's Team
This has been another record-setting year for Embry-Riddle Rowing with erg records falling and race results rising. We made the team’s first trip to Boston’s Head of the Charles Regatta a successful one by earning an automatic entry for next year’s race.
Our second major event that we’re adding to the schedule this year is the Dad Vail Regatta. This event has been on our radar since the move to become a varsity program.
We are asking for your help to make this trip a reality.
This spring will be the 81st year of the Dad Vail Regatta. It is the largest collegiate regatta in North America, with more than 100 schools represented. Dad Vail began as a small-school national championship and in many circles, a Dad Vail Champion is a National Champion.
It’s time. We’ve spent the last several years building up to this.
We’re fast enough. Teams that we beat last spring went on to make the Grand Final at Vail.
We’re excited to show the rest of the country the legacy that we’re building on.
We’re planning to bring two boats, an eight and a four. This will serve as the men’s national championship (that’s the Vail legacy).
Our early success is a testament to the foundation built before the program became a varsity team and we are extremely grateful for all that was done to prepare us for the upcoming season. It’s time for us to take our program to the next level and we are asking for your help. In an effort to prepare for this fantastic opportunity for our team, we have begun a fundraising campaign and are asking for your help.
Our overall fundraising goal is to raise $12,000 in order to travel to this event. Here’s a breakdown of the costs associated with making the trip to Philadelphia in May:
- Rental vans in Philadelphia - $1,000
- Entry fees - $1,000
- Lodging - $2,000
- Food & housing in Daytona - $2,100
- Meals in Philadelphia - $2,400
- Airline tickets - $3,800
We ask you to come along on this journey by providing any financial support you feel is appropriate. Your help will have a direct impact on our student-athletes and help to create lifelong memories on our quest to Vails.