New Canaan Crew/Maritime Rowing Club Ergathon

Thank you for supporting New Canaan Crew/Maritime Rowing Club's annual Ergathon to raise funds for new equipment.

For 22 years, New Canaan Crew/Maritime Rowing Club has trained hundreds of middle and high school students in the sport of rowing. In addition to athletic achievement, rowing teaches students the values of teamwork, leadership, commitment, sportsmanship and competition. Currently, the program has enrolled over 110 boys and girls from across Fairfield County. 

New Canaan Crew/Maritime Rowing Club trains all levels of rowers from novice to world class and has build a national reputation for excellence. Our crews train year-round, compete in the Fall, Spring and Summer seasons and win medals at all levels. Ours is a "no-cut" program that allows all athletes to row throughout their school years. For the past five years, our crews have won the US Junior National Championships; for the past two years, we've earned gold at the prestigious Head of the Charles and San Diego Crew Classic regattas. In addition, alumni have pursued rowing at the highest levels, winning medals for the US National Team, World Championships and US Olympic Teams. 

Our goal is to maintain and expand our tradition of excellence, but we don't receive funding from Athletic Departments or booster sales in any of the towns we serve. As a result, we rely on donors, like yourselves, to buy the equipment necessary to stay competitive. Rowing shells are  critical components of racing and very expensive. A new shell for a crew of 4 costs upward of $35,000 and an 8 person shell is upward of $60,000. Oars alone cost between $500 and $1000 each.

The sport of rowing demands the highest levels of effort and commitment from rowers pursuing excellence. Won't you please consider supporting our effort by making a donation to our campaign? We appreciate donations at any level and will honor sponsors at the following levels:

OLYMPIC champion          $1000 and higher
NATIONAL champion      $750-1000
REGIONAL champion      $500-750
STATE champion                 $250-500
Honorable Mention           Up to $250

100% of your donations are tax-deductible. New Canaan High School Crew Inc is a non-profit, 501C3 organization that raises funds to support our equipment needs of New Canaan Crew/Maritime Rowing Club.   If you are able to access matching funds for gifts, please contact Amy Plum at or Eileen Thomas at

We thank you again for your generous support and invite you to follow our success at or on Facebook at Maritime Rowing Club.


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  • Leslie Cohen 
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    • $200 
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    • $30 
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Eileen Thomas 
New Canaan, CT
New Canaan High School Crew Inc 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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