“POWER 10!” was first commanded by a Granby coxswain in 2002 and instructs each rower to give maximum strength and effort for 10 strokes. Since then, Granby Crew has grown into one of the largest crew teams in Hampton Roads with a team of 50-60 athletes per year. Granby Crew is a 100% participation sport with every athlete racing, and has raced at a competitive level across the state of Virginia. But we need your help. Our equipment is aging, and racing shells are expensive.
While all sports are affected by funding, usually equipment differences aren't a major factor as they often are for us. Imagine a game of football or soccer where one team doesn't get to wear cleats. Imagine a game of baseball where one team uses aluminum bats and the other uses wood. Imagine a game of tennis where one player uses a wooden racquet. Racing boats usually last 5 to 7 years. Our athletes race in boats that are 11, 16, 20, 25, and 26 years old. Replacement boats start at ~$20,000 with new boats costing $40,000 and up.
Why support Granby Crew? Our student athletes! Our team is made up of kids from all walks of life. With an emphasis on strong academics, Granby Crew provides an hour of study hall after school every day before practice, and the graduation rate for seniors on our team is 100%. They run, lift, erg, and row to reach their athletic potential, training year round. These kids work hard and achieve so much, but they need your “POWER 10” to go even further!
Please donate today. As a 501(c)(3) your donation to Granby High School Crew Team Booster Club is 100% tax deductible. This Capital Campaign is raising funds specifically to purchase new racing shells. Please help us reach our goal!!!
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Fundraising team: GRANBY CREW (5)
Raised $1,435 from 21 donations
Granby High School Crew Team Booster Club, Inc.
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.