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The Road To Nationals via Rockford! Thank you Rockford Crew!

GOOD LUCK GIRLS – the Varsity 4 is preparing to leave in the a.m. for Nashport Ohio to compete in the National Championship Regatta!  To that end we need to say a huge THANK YOU to Rockford High School Crew Team for delivering our boat “Crystal” on their trailer down to Nashport so we wouldn’t have to drive a trailer down there for the one vessel.  Thank you also to Rockford for allowing our rowers & parents to eat at their team tent this weekend and coordinating all those details!   What awesome collaboration and generosity!

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Last Crew Brew Order of the Season going in 5-26-16!

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We had a 3-month trial period that was very successful for EGR Crew’s “ROW ROW ROW YOUR JOE”.  We’ll now take a break for the summer & are grateful to Zingerman’s for their awesome brew.  If you’d like to get in on the final order for the season (to resume in September) please place your order by 5/26/16. Thank you for all the support folks!

 

 

Get your EGRCrew Banquet Tickets Here!

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YEAY! THE EGR CREW TEAM BANQUET IS NEARING! Please use the link above to RSVP & pay for you & any family members that will come celebrate at the end of season banquet (Sunday June 5, 6-8 pm) .   Your banquet plannin’ committee really appreciates this so we can get an accurate headcount.  A very special evening has been planned to honor rowers & we hope you join us! Siblings, grandparents and family are welcome to attend and rowers are included in your ticket price.

Congratulations EGR Crew

 April 30, 2016:  Congratulations to our super rowers and parents who worked so hard today to make today’s Grand Rapids High School invitational  successful for EGR Crew!   A chilly day down at Riverside Park but the rowing pioneers sizzled on the water again in many events all day long.   Next up: get excited for St. Mary’s Laddy’s Cup May 7th in Orchard Lake, Michigan!  Sign up on Rallyhood to get involved feeding our crews, setting up camp for our rowers, taking pictures, and helping out in the EGR Crew army!

Tomorrow: Ergomania in Gaslight Village!

8-1 pm Gaslight Village (between Jose Bubuska’s and the Pool entrance to EGRHS!  Join 55 rowers from EGR Crew Team & the community for a festive Saturday morning and learn about the sport of rowing and how to “erg” with the best of them!  We’ll have a boat, a tent, food, music & a lot of fun so come out and join us! cropped-47a5ce39b3127cce98549e17594200000035100AcNWzFo0cM2Qg.jpg

Prizes!

Students are raising a minimum of $100 each and many are going way beyond that to qualify for the Top 10 Fundraiser prizes!  We are excited about the arrival of the HUMAN SLINGSHOT! our Grand Prize for the rower that raise the most funds for EGR Crew at Ergathon this weekend!  In addition to this hilariously fun game, we have nearly $1,000 in gift cards donated for the rowers that land in spots #2-#10!  So call Aunt Edna!  Canvass that neighborhood! Facebook your Family! Every dollar counts as we raise funds for a new boat for this program.   This is a team and program worth supporting so get involved and pitch in!

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Saturday Parking

Gaslight Village is the Place To Be on Saturday March 19th!  Not only is it our Not-To-Be-Missed Ergathon; the Spectrum Health Irish Jig which brings thousands to the area, but also EGRWater Polo has the state’s first Early Bird water polo tournament of the year so EGR will be hoppin with busses, athletes, pedestrians, visitors from near and far.   Think ahead: ride bikes, walk or prepare to park creatively and wherever you can to get down to Gaslight! We’ll have an erg saved for you and look forward to seeing you.
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5 Days until Ergathon!

5 Days until Erg-A-Thon!

  • Weather is looking like partially cloudy & low to mid 40 degrees so great day for erging!
  • WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW:  7-1 pm Saturday March 19th, next to Jose Bubuskas, all invited so please come participate and have fun!   Wear green & get into the Irish Jig Spirit of things!  Bring:  (A) any loose change and dollar bills to throw in buckets to support your rower or others!  $1 bills to buy food, coffee, hot chocolate in the Food Tent for $1 each,  (B) a lawn chair or blanket if you want to sit down & relax with your cup of coffee, enjoy the music & watch the half Marathoner excitement who will start at 10 am and rown until 12-12:30.  (C) cell phone or camera to snap pictures!
  • Erg-A-Thon raises fund for 2 great causes while promoting exercise & healthy lifetsyles – to that end, all parents & the public are invited to get a little exercise with us & try out a “Guest Erg” machine!  We have invited some local celebrities including media folks and the Mayor invited to stop in and “Learn to Erg with EGR Crew” and anyone can do it!
  • What ROWERS NEED TO KNOW  (1) Keep working on gathering those donations – a minimum of $100 in sponsors and thanks to so many who are going waay beyond that to try and get one of the Top 10 awesome prizes!  The HUMAN RUBBER BAND just arrived today & we have nearly a thousand dollars in gift cards to give away to the TOP 10 fundraisers!  (2) Dress warm & green!  See how much GREEN you can physically put on our body for Irish-Jiggiest-Rower-Outfit of the Day $50 prize Saturday; (3) Take tons of selfies in front of our new team banner that we can post on social media; (4) Invite your family and friends to try out the “Guest Ergs” & offer to teach them the rower’s mantra: Legs, back, arms. Arms, back legs.  (5) and team photos in front of the new team banner and in your green! (6) Beyond that our expectation is that you hang out, eat, cheer on your teammates and Irish Jig runners, and especially the HM 9 who are erging from noon to 12:30. (7) great food being sold for $1 at the Team Tent; (8) bring a blanket/lawn chair and hang out all morning with us!

Half Marathoners Row at Erg-A-Thon!

Good luck to  Augustin, Eleanor, Gabi, Georgia, John, Macy,  Parker, Rachel & Ryan !

These 9 athletes will be attempting to row a half marathon, or 13.1 miles on Saturday March 9th in Gaslight Village. between 10-12:30 pm.  Support them & pledge $1 a mile, $3, $5 or $10 per mile to these athletes as they row to raise funds for a new boat for their team!  Rowers are reaching out to the community this month to raise awareness not only about their team, but for Spectrum’s Irish Jig 5K Mission as well: research for a cure for colorectal cancer, the #2 killer of men and women in the U.S.

This event will occur rain, snow or shine. A half marathon is not easy running or rowing. This will be a significant challenge and requires weeks of training leading up to it. Rowers will hydrate and receive food every 20-30 minutes as needed and will be cheered on and supported by our coaches and teammates, who will also be rowing in 30 minute segments alongside from 8-1 p.m on the 19th!  Row EAST!

 

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