Help us set up our permanent site!

You can make a difference in our community today! 

We recently signed an agreement with MetroParks to permanently store our equipment on Foss Waterway. This contract significantly increases our capacity to serve Tacoma and bring the sport of rowing to more people. In fact, 58.5% of Tacoma Public Schools middle and high school students attend schools less than 5 miles from our new site.

In order to realize this potential, we need to set up the site with fencing, racks and a storage container. We also need to purchase additional safety equipment etc. (We already have boats, oars and some other equipment.)

Help us build a program that reflects the diversity, talents and needs of Tacoma.

In the last few months of 2021, with limited capacity, we introduced over 30 people to the sport of rowing. We also continued strengthening our relationships with BIPoC educators and entrepreneurs. (Scroll down to see photos from 2021.)

For 2022, our first full year of operations, our goals include:
  • Get 100+ middle and high school youth on the very water for the first time.
  • Get 50+ adults on the water for the first time.
  • Continue making strides in building a program which reflects the diversity, talents and needs of Tacoma.
  • Continue our work to diversify the coaching pipeline in the sport of rowing.
How your support will help:
  • $25: purchase safety lights, yoga mats, boat straps and other essential items for our training
  • $50: build storage racks for a set of oars
  • $100: build storage racks for small (1- and 2-person) boats
  • $250: four life jackets or the materials to build storage racks for small (4- and 8-person) boats
  • $500: a 10ft x 20ft tent to use at races and so that athletes can use the rowing machine under a cover when it is raining during practice
  • $1,000: a rowing machine for training and community events 
  • $2,500: a 20-foot storage container for rowing machines and other equipment which cannot be stored outside
Our mission: Empowering youth and building community through rowing.
We were born in a pandemic. We are designed to be different. We are Tacoma Rowing.
To learn more about our mission and our programs, check out our website or find us on Instagram
If you have questions, please email info@tacomarowing or DM us on Instagram. We are happy to discuss sponsorships and donor recognition.

Foss Rowers dba Tacoma Rowing is a volunteer-run 501c3.

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Foss Rowers
Tacoma, WA
Foss Rowers
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