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2013 TJ Crew Ergathon

posted Jan 10, 2013, 8:24 PM by ha ly
The TJ Crew Ergathon is a wonderful team-building event. It marks the end of winter training and the beginning of spring training. The team works together to pull dozens of ergometers (ergs) a combined total distance of 1,000,000 meters. It is usually the first event of the year that the entire team attends. This year’s Ergathon is on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013.

The Ergathon is a critical part of the team's annual fundraising efforts. We use the Ergathon as a milestone event to reach out to friends and families of the team’s rowers. Those friends and family may contribute as much as they like. Their donations help to defray the team’s operational costs and to reduce the individual rowers’ outlay.

As an independent club sport, TJ Crew runs entirely on rower dues and sponsor donations. The government and school system do not provide any capital support. Most of the crew teams in the area raise funds by selling products or going door-to-door in their school’s feeder neighborhoods. TJ does not have a traditional neighborhood, so we have to get a little more creative. Ergo the Erga(thon).

Come join the team in the TJHSST Cafeteria at 4 p.m. As a rower or a as a spectator, this is a an inspiring event.