First Event of the Year

There’s been a short lag in posts; I’ve been nailed with a head cold. Saps the motivation by a bit. We’ve had a good row & a good erg since Tuesday and continue to make progress.

Tonight is our first ‘event’ of the year– our annual erg-a-thon, held at the last home Basketball game at Lewis & Clark. We split the whole squad into two equal teams (orange vs. black), men and women mixed, and have them race a ‘basketball game’ (four twelve minute quarters, NBA Rules) for meters. At the same time other members of the teams are soliciting donations for the Boys & Girls clubs of Portland. Donations count at 1 cent per meter and each team adds meters to donations to get their final score. There is a prize. Last year we raised something like $500 for Breast Cancer research; I’m hoping to beat that number this year!

I’ll endeavor to record the whole thing on the flipcam and post some highlights tomorrow after practice.

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