San Diego, CA, January 12, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Community Rowing of San Diego (“CRSD”), a leading promoter/developer of scholastic rowing in San Diego, received a $5,000 grant on December 5, 2015. The grant was endowed by the LA 84 Foundation for the purpose of providing the capital needs to CRSD to purchase a trailer and three new ergometers.
The goal of this land-based program is to introduce the sport of rowing to middle and high school students in under-served communities in San Diego. The program will be spearheaded by David Frost and Art Sloate. Dave is the President of CRSD, a former crew captain at the Naval Academy, and an avid masters rower; Art is the head coach of the Cathedral Catholic High School men’s and women’s rowing teams, a certified Master Instructor, and will be the Outreach Director for this program.
“This generous grant from LA84 allows our organization to implement a strategy for an 'away game' that will bring rowing to the schools in the form of new, state-of-the-art rowing machines ('ergs'). This strategy overcomes the logistical problem of transporting the kids to the water. We hope to raise awareness of this pure mind/body, non-contact sport as an alternative athletic endeavor for these student athletes who have never been exposed to this sport,” said Frost.
“We also hope to generate excitement within the community from school administration, athletic departments to the students and their families. We couldn’t be more pleased about receiving this grant, and expect that we will be able to touch over 1000 school-aged kids in the first year alone. Many thanks to the LA 84 Foundation, and its board of directors who believe that rowing can be a life-changing activity,” Frost continued.
About Community Rowing of San Diego: Founded in 2012, Community Rowing of San Diego is a 501(c)(3) California nonprofit, public benefit corporation, whose mission is “to promote and develop scholastic rowing opportunities and to expand the sport of rowing in San Diego.”