WAPPINGERS CREW CLUB 323 FUND

$2,930 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 38 months
Alexandra Lydia Spath
on behalf of Wappingers Crew Club
 WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY

The Wappingers Crew Club, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, has been rowing since 2004. We are an approved, parent run and funded club, operating within the Wappingers Central School District for the benefit of Wappingers Central School Students.

Our club consists of dedicated athletes from John Jay and Roy C. Ketcham High Schools as well as Van Wyck and Wappingers Junior High Schools.

As many of you may have already heard, on March 23, 2016 during our evening crew practice the winds picked up and turned the beautiful, calm Hudson River extremely rough. Within five minutes it went from dead calm to rolling white caps. Our boats became "swamped" when water entered the boats over the sides, filling our crew boats and caused them to sink. Twenty-four of the 57 high school students that were fully submerged following the boat sinking were evaluated and treated by emergency officials at the Marist Boathouse. Five students that "weren't responding" to the efforts to increase their body temperatures were transported to the hospital.

As one of those five students that went to the hospital, I can tell you that we are all just fine but our club has incurred substantial expenses.  Four of our boats have considerable damage and had to be transported to Baltimore for repairs. Transportation of the boats is not covered by insurance and the club needs to cover the cost of the deductible too, some boats might not be able to be repaired.  Our cox boxes, coaches launch boats and other equipment have been damaged.  Our first aid supplies that were utilized or damaged due to water have to be replaced.  Other clubs have been very supportive and are lending us their boats for practice but we need to raise funds to cover expenses and get our boats ready for racing season.

Our first race is less than two weeks away and we are all looking forward to a great racing season.

We thank our coaches  for keeping us safe and we thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide. Anything helps and we thank you for your support. Please donate what you can and share our cause anywhere you can.  #crew# #323#

Thank you,

Wappingers Crew Club


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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT.
We are going to NATIONALS in Ohio!!!

Two of our 3 boats that were damaged are back now we did great in Saratoga at the NYS Championships and we looking forward to Syracuse for the Chargers Junior Invitationals and can't wait for NATIONALS!
All your support is helping our team get back on our feet and compete and travel to these regattas.
THANK YOU AGAIN
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Thank you once again to all our supporters.
We went up to the Saratoga Invitationals this weekend . Racing without our own boats and non working Cox boxes has been a bit challenging but we are all doing our best until we can raise enough funds to get the equipment we need. We can really use your support.
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Once again we would like to thank all our generous supporters! Our first race is tomorrow Sunday 4/17/16 and we have been lucky to have been able to borrow boats in order to compete. Our boats are still out being repairs and one could not be repaired so we are still in need of funds to purchase a new boat. All your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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We just started sharing our campaign today and I want to thank our first supporter!!! Our boats are damaged even worse than we originally thought and we can really use any support you can provide us. Thank you again.
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$2,930 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 38 months
Created April 5, 2016
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$30
Anonymous
35 months ago
MC
$50
Mary Ellen Czesak
37 months ago

Good luck!!

$100
Anonymous
37 months ago
LM
$50
Louis Masi
37 months ago

Congratulations on a great season! Louis & Donna Masi

$10
Anonymous
37 months ago
$5
Anonymous
37 months ago
DN
$100
Dana Nalbandian
38 months ago

Good Luck!!

GD
$100
Gineyda Diaz
38 months ago
1
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JG
$100
Joanne Girolamo
38 months ago
$25
Tammy Martinez
38 months ago
1
1

Have an OARSOME season!!!

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