Benefit Breakfast

What a fantastic morning! 

What an incredible morning together with 120 rowers, friends, and community members gathered in the same room. Thank you for celebrating the success of 2018 and for helping to ensure that in 2019 Whatcom Rowing will continue to grow and thrive!

We are grateful to everyone who made this event possible, our speakers, Katy Smith and Drew Rosser and the entire Board of Directors, our rowers and families, and to everyone who came out to this special event. 

Thank you to Mary Whipple, our keynote speaker, who gave us a glimpse into her coxswain career from beginning as a novice in high school to winning Olympic gold medals.

Thank you to our former scholarship recipient, Griffith Assink, for sharing his touching story, his challenges, and the impact that rowing has had on his life.

Thank you to Brandon Nelson for encouraging our supporters in the room to stretch their donation, and thank you for turning that challenge into a reality!

Now for the current total of giving! Together, we raised $23,000 and climbing to help more people get on the water and to make a huge impact on our programs. This is nearly double the amount of 2018, absolutely incredible, THANK YOU.

If you know someone who was unable to attend, they can still make a meaningful donation online. Please invite them to join our online giving campaign by visiting WRA Benefit Donations.

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!