Inaugural RCSD Sailing Team Needs Warm Gear!

$3,655 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 4 months

From the beginning of March through late October, the surface of Lake Ontario is dotted with colored triangles - sailing teams from schools all over Monroe County racing across the lake. The City of Rochester is only 14 miles away, but the Rochester City School District has never had a sailing team  - until now.

Our inaugural RCSD sailing team is ready to set sail on March 18. Some of us have never sailed before, but we know how to work as a crew. Our sailors come from varied backgrounds and attend schools across the district and all of them are all excited to take on a new challenge.

The RCSD ranks #1 in child poverty among NYS school districts and sometimes we need the community’s help. Please consider donating to purchase dry suits and sailing gear for the team.   Dry suits average $500 a suit, not to mention boots, life jackets, and team pinnys. This gear will be re-used each year for all our sailors to keep them warm and dry during our Rochester spring. 

Funds will be collected by #58 School's 501(c)(3) but will be dispersed to buy gear for students from any school in the RCSD who sails with the team.

And the next time you are out by the lake – keep your eyes open for a glimpse of us sailing by!
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Check out the article about this fundraiser in the Scuttlebutt Sailing News!
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The first regatta is Saturday at the Rochester Yacht Club - wish our sailors good luck!
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Adding a picture of one of our sailor's first time out - yes, there was snow!
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To everyone - thank you so much for your support. The sailors had their first practice today. Since we haven't been able to purchase suits yet, some of them were left behind (but I hear they weren't too disappointed since it was pretty cold today). We still need your support. More students have shown interest than first signed up- girls outnumbering the boys - and many of them are newbies. I will try to send pictures from the next practice. Again, thank you all so very much for your support.
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$3,655 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 4 months
Funds raised will benefit:
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