Row for Kids – Corporate Rowing Challenge


Proceeds to benefit:


What is Row for Kids?

Row for Kids is a partnership event, raising money for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Edmonton Rowing Club. Teams train for a regatta, which is held at Telford Lake in Leduc on September 8, 2018. Row for Kids has raised over $1.4 million, with $110,000 (in gross funds) raised in 2017.

How it works

Everyone can join Row for Kids – whether you have rowing experience or are new to the sport. The Edmon-ton Rowing Club’s volunteer coaches work with teams to develop the skills they have and build the skills they need.

Get a team together

Teams need eight people to row, plus (ideally) two spares. Each team needs to include at least two men and two women. Teams can include co-workers, family and friends.

Teams pay an entry fee of $1,800 to cover training and regatta expenses.

Train together

Training takes place once per week over eight weeks at the Edmonton Rowing Club’s facilities on the beautiful North Saskatchewan River. Training starts in July and each session is about 1.5 hours.

Raise money

Each team should aim to raise at least $2,500. Most teams raise much more than this: in 2017, the average was more than $7,600 per team. We will provide you with a fundraising toolkit and pledge sheets. You can monitor and co-ordinate your fundraising through the Row for Kids website (see below). Seventy-five per cent of the funds go to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation to help kids get the best health care right in their own backyard, and 25 per cent supports the Edmonton Rowing Club’s youth and amateur sport programs.

On regatta day, the finishing result for each team comes from a combination of best race time and amount raised.

Race together

Regatta day is September 8, 2018 (Saturday) and takes place at Telford Lake in Leduc – one of the best
rowing venues on the prairies. It’s a day of family fun with activities for the kids. Bring your cheering section!

Questions?

Visit the Row for Kids website for event details and contact information: www.rowforkids.ca.

The organizing committee of Row For Kids 2018 plans to raise an estimated amount of $120,000 in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and the amateur sport programs at the Edmonton Rowing Club. The costs associated with the event are not expected to exceed $40,000. For further information about the fundraising goals and costs for this event, please contact Brittany Bryce, special events co-ordinator, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, 780.431.4609 or brittany.bryce@stollerykids.com.