Want to join me in making a difference? We're raising money to benefit Rogue Rowing, by providing the ability to purchase equipment that supports our athletes in their competitive endeavors along the West Coast and nationally. Any donation will help make an impact and is tax-deductible.
We are a community-based organization that inspires and supports a passion for the sport of rowing. We develop competitive and recreational rowers at all levels & ages, embracing fun, teamwork, trust and mutual respect. We are athletes, from teenagers to octogenarians, who are passionate about rowing. We are located in Southern Oregon nestled in the Rogue Valley in Ashland.
Our club began life in 1998, as an Ashland High School girl’s senior project. Working with our local Olympic hero, Steve Kiesling, 18 enthusiastic girls started the high school rowing team. In 2000, the adult program was started. Adults from all walks of life, particularly pre-title nine women, found competitive opportunities through rowing. Disabled veterans are the focus of our adaptive program. Our athletes learn the community of a team sport and the benefits of competition. Over the years, our youth and adult teams have competed successfully nationally and internationally.
We depend on fundraising for equipment purchases to improve the training, competition and safety of our athletes. To reach as many future athletes as possible and keep the cost of rowing to a minimum, our fees only cover each program’s operational costs. Equipment purchases and race costs are paid through fundraisers such as this one. Some of the things we are fundraising for are:
- A new truck capable of towing our boat trailer so we can bring our boats to races
- Our launches used for safety and on-the-water coaching need repairs & maintenance
- Our fleet of boats is aging and we need to start replacing boats
- Safety equipment
We appreciate any contribution, big or small, that you can make. Please help us continue to enrich the lives of youth and adults in our community by supporting our rowers and making a donation today.