ORU to USRowing Youth Nationals

$5,575 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 24 months
If you're reading this, you probably know a teenager that rows with Oregon Rowing Unlimited (ORU), which is a non-profit 501c(3) rowing club in Portland, Oregon. Last weekend, at the USRowing Northwest Youth Championships, eight ORU rowers qualified to compete at the USRowing Youth National Championships!

We only have two weeks to raise funds to get us to this prestigious competition, which is being held in Sarasota, Florida, beginning on June 9th. 


We are trying to raise $9000 by June 9th to help cover the costs of boat/oar transportation, regatta fees, team van rental, and coaching fees. ORU is a nonprofit club, and the smallest youth rowing team in Portland.  The team doesn't have the budget for sending rowers to competitions, which means that each child that qualified for Nationals must now contribute to the costs (in addition to being responsible for their own airfare/hotel expenses). 

Five days a week, every single week of the year, we spend our afternoons and evenings training. If you live or work in Portland, you've probably seen us rowing on The Willamette, or jogging through the streets of Sellwood. We pour our hearts and souls into this sport, and are so honored and excited to be able to represent Oregon and ORU at a national competition. 

Anything you can do to help us reach our goal would be so appreciated.  Please consider making a tax deductible donation and/or forward this your friends and business contacts that may be interested in donating to this amazing group! (Tax ID #: 47-5231938)

We will be sharing a link to a live stream of the competition for those who'd like to cheer us on from home! Thank you for your support!

For more about ORU, check out the video below! 

As a 501c(3) non-profit, Oregon Rowing Unlimited-PDX is eligible to receive your tax deductible contributions. 100% of your net donation (donation amount less GoFundMe's fees of approximately 8%) will be used to fund ORU. Please consult your attorney or accountant to determine the impact of any donation on your own finances.
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Thank you for your continued support! All of our boats made finals!

Due to weather delays, the women's double will now race today at 9:54 (6:54 Portland time) and the quad will race at 11:54 (8:54 Portland).

The races are scheduled to be live-streamed here:  https://youtu.be/SsHLJ6qUuDg


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We are in Sarasota! Thank you so much for your help!

We are currently warming up and preparing for time trials this morning.

Semi-finals will begin this afternoon, and you can find the live-stream here: https://youtu.be/_AoCkwyU4Yk

Please consider sharing our campaign via social media to help us reach our goal. Thanks for your support, and GO ORU!
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We are training hard and spent many hours on the water (and running trails) this weekend. We are so excited to have the opportunity to represent Oregon at Nationals!

Take a look at the amazing rowing course we'll be competing on in just 10 days!

Thank you so much for your support! Please consider sharing our campaign via Facebook and Twitter.
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$5,575 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 24 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Oregon Rowing Unlimited - PDX
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Portland, OR
EIN: 475231938
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