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Crew For Kids

Team Fundraising Goal: $3,000.00

Total Number of Gifts: 31
Total Value of Gifts: $2,485.00

Recent Donors

Thomas Mealy

Kurt Knutson

Pam Schommer

Cameron Whiteside

Audrey Dalgarno

Timothy Murphy

John DiBenedetto

William Glueck

Jeff Kish

Muench Family

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When Lake Mendota is frozen over during those long Wisconsin winters, the UW rowing teams can get a little stir-crazy. They keep in top condition by spending team on their rowing machines, called ergometers. Erging can be a bit boring when it is all they can do from November to March, so the teams wanted to find a way to make their practice time more impactful, not only for themselves but also for the community at large. This led them to start an annual "Ergathon" called Crew for Kids. Crew for Kids has student-athletes complete meters on the ergometer with the goal of raising money for the American Family Children's Hospital. Members of all three rowing teams are working to collect donations and will be at the event to teach other student-athletes the basics of the rowing stroke as well as contribute meters of their own. In its second year, the event hopes to raise more than $3,000 for the American Family Children's Hospital by rowing 1 million meters.

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Ellen Kish
Sat, Mar 01, 2014
Proud you guys are giving back as well as showing the uninitiated the "joys" of erging! I'd buy a Crew for Kids t-shirt with Bucky on it if it were available....

Mark and Diane Muench
Sat, Mar 01, 2014
Proud of our badgers for working hard for a good cause...hope you reach your goal!

Brian & Sue Kammers
Fri, Feb 28, 2014
Good Luck reaching your goal girls!

Michele Whitehouse
Wed, Feb 26, 2014
Good Luck Monica Whitehouse & Women's Crew as you raise money for an oh-so-important cause. So proud of you all!!

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