Nereid Boat Club, established in 1868, is one of the oldest boat clubs in the nation. It has a history of overcoming challenges, the most famous being an arson fire that destroyed its premises in 1962 but it was revived in 1994 at its current home in Rutherford, NJ on the banks of the Passaic River.
Nereid is well known in the rowing world with its Youth Team earning medals at prestigious races including USrowing Youth Nationals in 2022 in the Boys U17 4x and Girls U17 4x, Head of the Charles Champions in the Girls 4x+ in Fall of 2022! This past Spring 2023, five boats finished in the Top 6 in the country in the Boys 1x, Boys U17 4x, Girls U19 4x, Girls U17 4+ and Girls 2-!
We have committed to raising $500 per athlete so we can continue to raise funds to expand, and update our fleet. We are looking to purchase a high-quality used eight and four to give more kids an opportunity to be a part of the great sport of rowing at Nereid Boat Club. For every $1 raised, athletes will row 10 meters on February 3rd with their teammates. If we hit our team target goal, we would have rowed 218 miles collectively!
When the first goal of $30,000 is hit, a matching donation of $10,000 will be given to the club on behalf of a generous donor, so every dollar counts!
**EDIT** To help us reach our $30,000 goal to get the $10,000 from the anonymous donor, the Gennardo family has offered to match dollar for dollar donations up to $5000! Thank you for your generosity!!
If you or your business would like to add a matching donation, please reach out to Coach Zach directly!!
Any donation amount is welcome and appreciated. Please join us in taking our team to the top!
Thank you for your support!
Nereid Boat Club Director