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Learn to Row with Rose City Rowing Club - 02/13/19



Feb. 13, 2019                                                                        Photo Opportunities available!      
Media contact: Patti Atkins, APR
503-961-2535. patti@prpatti.com


Learn to Row with Rose City Rowing Club

Portland, Oregon – In recent years, rowing in the Pacific Northwest has expanded on a grand scale. The Rose City Rowing Club will teach teens (7th through 12th grade) how to row in a two week starter camp.

“We do this program every year to expose teens to rowing,” said Nick Haley, head coach for Rose City Rowing Club. “It’s the first time many of them have engaged in the sport. We do this to recruit more students to rowing. It’s a great sport with many scholarship opportunities.”


What:             Learn to Row camp for 7th and 8th graders (non-competitive)

Where:            Portland Boathouse
                                    1515 SE Water Ave. (North of OMSI), Portland

When:           4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursdays, from Feb. 19 – March 1, 2019


What:             Learn to Row camp for 8th through 12th grade (competitive team)
            Where:            Portland Boathouse
                                    1515 SE Water Ave. (North of OMSI), Portland

When:             4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Daily, from Feb. 19 - March 1, 2019



About Rose City Rowing Club
Rose City offers several rowing programs that serve various youth populations in the Portland area. With a centralized location in downtown Portland and easy access to public transportation, rowing is more accessible to more of Portland's youth than ever before.

Rowing is an extremely teamwork-oriented sport that requires consistent dedication from each team member. The kids learn how to set goals and work every day toward achieving them. They can grow into strong, fit, well-balanced athletes, with minimal risk of injury. We offer classes for middle and high school students and are progressive in our creation and operation of alternative programs and events.

The athletes learn positive life lessons about teambuilding and cooperation. Rowing is a life sport and participants are able to use what they learn both on and off the water for the rest of their lives. In fact, many former junior rowers have returned to Portland and are now teaching and coaching the next generation of student-athletes.

Rowing is an alternative sport for many kids who have not found their niche in traditional sports in school. Rose City helps augment the sports options available to kids in high school, providing an outlet for people who otherwise might not have participated in high school athletics. In addition, rowers are exposed to significant college recruiting opportunities.

For more information on Rose City Rowing Club, please visit www.rosecityrowing.org.