Each year, the Stollery Children’s Hospital and Edmonton Rowing Club hosts the Row for Kids event to raise money for the hospital’s foundation and for youth and amateur sport programs.
The 9th annual Row for Kids event, held at Telford Lake in Leduc, Alberta, on September 6, 2014, was a great success. MMM raised more than $24,000, and the overall event brought in $184,000 worth of donations to the Stollery Children’s Hospital and the Edmonton Rowing Club; beating the event record, set last year, by $18,000. The proceeds go towards the research and treatment of child health issues as well as towards rowing programs in the community that support youth development and self-esteem.
Again this year, MMM’s Edmonton team showed their passion for making a difference by returning to the race with two boats – Subdivide and Conquer. Subdivide was comprised of a mix of new and returning rowers, while Conquer was comprised entirely of new rowers. Driven by a healthy competition between the two teams, rowers worked hard during practice as well as in their fundraising efforts, pushing well past last year’s fundraising efforts of $13,000. On race day Subdivide made the final heat and placed 4th overall (an improvement from last year’s 5th place) and the rookies on Conquer had a respectable showing in 5th place out of 20 boats.
‘Hat’s off’ and ‘thumbs up’ to everyone on the team for all their time and sweaty dedication; and to the fans who came to offer encouragement on the day.
More information on the event and the foundation can be found by clicking here.