Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The 2011 Event is in the works!

Plans are being made for the 2011 Row For The Red Cross.   We are looking at early March 2011.   Once we get final confirmation, we will announce the date and start releasing details.   Let's just say that there are some big things in the works! :-)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Gifts for Rowers!

The Greater Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross has offered some great gifts for rowers who hit certain fundraising targets.  Check it out!

Each rower will get a Free Water Bottle from Concept2!

Raise at least $250 - Small First Aid Kit

Raise at least $500 - Small First Aid Kit & Red Cross Fishing Hat

Raise at least $750 - Small First Aid Kit, Fishing Hat and Kodak Camera Bag

Raise at least $1,000 - Small First Aid Kit, Fishing Hat, Kodak Camera Bag and
free Adult CPR/AED Class ($40 value)

And a special thank-you to our first two sponsor gyms:   CrossFit Geneseo and  CrossFit Rochester.   If you want to row and raise some money and need a place to do your 5K, or if you just want to stop by an offer support to those participating, swing by one of these two great gyms on April 18th!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Still looking for rowers in the Rochester area.

If you live in the Rochester, NY and would like to help out your local Red Cross Chapters, how about joining the Row For The Red Cross.   All funds you raise will be donated to the local chapters of the American Red Cross to help those in need in the local area.

Getting started is easy.  Just set up a fundraising page at FirstGiving.com by going to http://www.firstgiving.com/GRCROSS

Once you have your page set up, let your friends, family, co-workers, etc. know that you are going to row 5000m on Sunday April 18th.   We'll get a list of participating gyms up as soon as we have finalized the list.

If you have any questions, shoot me an email at info@rowfortheredcross.org

Hope you can join us in our support of these two local Red Cross Chapters!

Friday, March 12, 2010

On Line registration is LIVE!

If you'd like to participate in the Row For The Red Cross you can now sign up and create a donation page at our donation page at FirstGiving  http://www.firstgiving.com/GRCROSS  Just click on the "Get Started" button and follow the directions.

We will soon be posting locations where you can go to do your 5K row.   We've got positive responses from a couple gyms in the Rochester area.  If you are a gym owner/manager, or are involved with a crew team or rowing club and would like to get involved please contact us a.s.a.p.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Still waiting for the online signup

Just wanted to give folks an update.  We are waiting to get the event registration set up with FirstGiving.com    There have been a few delays - it's just taking us a bit longer than we expected to get it all coordinated.  I appreciate your patience!!!  We'll have the registration and list of places you can go to row your 5K posted as soon as possible!

Thanks!  - Jeff

Friday, February 26, 2010

Almost live...

The Row for the Red Cross is a one-day event which will be held on Sunday, April 18, 2010.  For the event athletes are being asked to raise money for their local Red Cross Chapters by getting people to sponsor you to row 5000 meters on a Concept2 rower.

All proceeds from the event will got to the Greater Rochester Red Cross Chapter.

We are looking into expanding this event beyond the Rochester, NY area so that it can benefit the Red Cross Chapter near you -- the idea is that the funds you raise should go to the Red Cross Chapter in your area to benefit your community.

We're just getting things ramped up here...  Check back on March 1st for the official launch of the site.   We will have links and instructions early next week on how to get signed up for the event, as well as details on what you need to.

Stay tuned!