CRRC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt volunteer organization, committed to promoting an understanding and appreciation of the sport of rowing through our middle school and high school Learn-to-Row programs, Junior (high school) competitive rowing program, and We Can Row program for female cancer survivors.
CRRC’s program fees and rack rentals cover annual operating expenses only. CRRC does NOT include equipment purchases, scholarships or boathouse construction/improvement expenses in the operating budget, which are met by separate fundraising activities. Fundraising support for CRRC comes from community, corporate and individual donors.
Camp Randall Rowing Club is committed to making rowing accessible to all. We offer financial assistance to participants in our various youth programs as well as our We Can Row Program.
The Scholarship Fund is sustained by fundraising, grants, and donations.
In order to be competitive, our crews must have quality boats to race in. Camp Randall manages our fleet carefully, selling older equipment and buying newer equipment subject to funds. Typically a program of our size raises $30,000 to $40,000 annually to keep their fleet competitive. In prior years we have been quite fortunate to have a small number of very generous donors step forward to enable us to buy the equipment we need.
The CRRC Erg-a-thon is held annually during March and is one of the club’s most successful fundraising events. During this “marathon of erging”, ergs (rowing machines) are set up in the boat house. Rowers collect pledges during the two months prior to the event, and spectators can also donate on the spot while the rowers are erging. The erg-a-thon has enabled the club to purchase boats, oars, our truck and other essential equipment. This is our main fundraising event of the year and ensures that our Junior rowers continue to have the equipment necessary to compete.
Boat repair and maintenance fund – $15,000
10 Ergs – $1,100 each
5 Bike Ergs – $1,200 each
Sculling Oars – $500 per pair
New monitors for ergs/bikes – $300 each