We are building a competitive and sustainable program focused on developing student-athletes now to be productive, engaged, healthy citizens in the future. Our athletes work hard to improve their rowing technique, physical fitness and mental toughness.
At present, the team is able to compete at a higher level than our current fleet of shells allows. We have three 4-person shells, the newest of which is 17 years old. Our average shell is 20 years old- the same age as our average team member.
The initial goal of this campaign is to raise $7,500 towards a new 4+, which will cost $15,000. When we reach the $7,500 mark, our campaign will continue to see if we can raise the total cost. If we fall short, we will save the money earned to put towards a shell as soon as we can raise the remainder of the funds needed. Our true need is for two 4-person shells ($30,000 total) and we will look for ways to raise the funds for the second boat throughout 2018.
We want to modernize our equipment while building on both the rich tradition of PLU rowing and the recent momentum of the program.
While we have earned some measures of success, we have lofty goals ahead and need your help to realize them. We ask that you support our continued growth by contributing to this campaign and spreading the word about PLU Men's Rowing. Go Lutes!
Click on the profiles below to see what the sport of rowing and the PLU Men's Rowing program mean to the team members.