4th Annual Turks Island Post Row-A-Thon

Every year, approximately 50 rowers undertake a long row and gather contributions from friends, family, and co-workers to support their participation. This fun and important fundraiser raises more than $10,000 in participant pledges annually. Proceeds purchase equipment that is integral to the growth and success of Riverfront’s Community Rowing program.

Saturday, September 12, 2015 (severe weather date: Sunday, September 13, 2015)

Row: 7 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m.

Brunch: Immediately following rowing. Please bring a dish to share.

1st place fundraiser over $900 receives free 2016 Summer/Fall Membership

2nd place fundraiser over $900 receives $300 toward 2016 rowing programs

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TURKS ISLAND FACT SHEET

Event History

In 2003, Hartford Barge Club rowers suggested rowing to Middletown from our Community Boathouse in Hartford. Participants rowed from Hartford to the Wesleyan University and Middletown High School docks, picnicked at the Wesleyan Boathouse, derigged all the boats and trailered them back to Hartford, and the Row to Middletown was born.  In 2012, this event evolved into the Turks Island Post, a 16-mile row that departs and returns to our Community Boathouse. This evolution has allowed us to include more rowers, raise more money and have more fun!

Riverfront Recapture community rowing program

Fundraising History:  Rowers, parents, friends and family have raised over $606,000 since 2005

2005: raised $25,000 for Rowing Truck from Rower Donations and Matching Gifts

2006: raised $6,500 for Oars from Rower Donations and Matching Gifts

2007: raised $38,250 for the Cimmaron 4+ and the Guidon 8+ from Row-to-Middletown Pledges, High School Row-A-Thon, Rower Donations and Matching Gifts

2008: raised $38,800 for The Hartford 4+ and At Your Leisure 8+ from Row-to -Middletown Pledges, High School Row-A-Thon, Donations and Matching Gifts

2009: raised $57,300 for the 498 8+, Black and Tan 8+, Enterprise 8+ from Row-to-Middletown Pledges, High School Row-A-Thon, Head of the Riverfront Proceeds, Donations and Matching Gifts

2010: raised $62,600 for a new Hudson 4+ The Marfuggi, new Hudson 4x/4- Blind Faith, set of oars, and Vespoli Trailer from Row-to-Middletown Pledges, High School Row-A-Thon, Head of the Riverfront proceeds, Donations and Matching Gifts

2011: raised $64,219 for a Vespoli V1 8+ Blue Bayou, Vespoli V1 4+ Sledgehammer, Hudson 2x/2- Honey Badger, and cox boxes from Row-to-Middletown Pledges, High School Row-A-thon, Head of Riverfront proceeds, Donations and Matching Gifts

2012: raised over $80,000 from Turks Island Post Pledges, High School Row-A-thon Pledges, Head of Riverfront proceeds, Donations and Matching Gifts

2013: raised close to $90,000 from Turks Island Pledges, High School Row-A-Thon Pledges, Head of the Riverfront proceeds, Donations and Matching Gifts and purchased The Intrepid, The Mergins, and the four used Princeton eights

2014: raised over $88,000 from Turks Island Pledges, High School Row-A-Thon Pledges, Head of the Riverfront proceeds, Donations and Matching Gifts and purchased The Guidon, Men's Hudson 8+; The Hobart, Women's Hudson 4+; Beginner's Luck, Girls' Vespoli 8+; men's and women's oars and cox-boxes

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