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Additional Ergathon addressing parties at winter training

posted Jan 5, 2014, 11:05 AM by TJ Crew Webmaster   [ updated Feb 11, 2014, 9:00 PM ]

There will be additional addressing parties at winter training so that we can get full participation before the Ergathon. Any team members who have not brought in their forms and addressed them at training, please bring them in by January 28, 2014 if you are currently training or by February 4 if you are just joining the team. 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 rescheduled to Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 4 PM in the TJHSST courtyard. The Ergathon is also a good opportunity to raise funds for the team. As an independent, club sport, TJ Crew runs entirely on rower dues and sponsor donations. We use the Ergathon as a milestone event to reach out to friends and families of the team’s rowers. Those friends and families may contribute as much as they like. Their donations help to defray the team’s operational costs and to reduce the individual rowers’ outlay. 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.

The entire team participates in the Ergathon fundraising and the Ergathon. Rowers provide names and addresses of potential donors and address fundraising letters to them. This year, the names list is due on January 8th and the fundraising letters will be addressed that afternoon after school in conjunction with winter training. Team members are expected to provide ten names and addresses, but you can certainly provide more. For each additional list of ten names, members earn one service hour. Your captains have sent you an e-mail with the address sheets or you can e-mail djbrower@yahoo.com to have one sent to you. The Ergathon will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014 in the TJHSST courtyard.