Donations

Since 2013 WRA has assisted with 32 seasonal scholarships amounting to over $10,000. In the spring of 2017 we had our largest scholarship need and because of you we were able to provide a quality experience for all athletes that walked through the boathouse doors, regardless of ability to pay.

Through the endorsements of the Bellingham School District and the Chuckanut Health Foundation, WRA has assisted with their mission of engaging youth in healthy activities. Please consider making a donation below to keep our momentum going for this coming year! If you have additional questions regarding donations or volunteering please contact director@whatcomrowing.org



A Special Thank You to the Following Companies for their Donations and Services!

  • Holmes Appraisal Services for a 10 x 20 ft pop-up tent with two logo banners
  • Riverstyx Foundation in Kirkland $2,500 for the purchase of our shell trailer
  • Keith Winvick for a contribution towards the trailer
  • Dave and Dot Nichols for a contribution towards the trailer.
  • Dave Baker for his generous donation to WRA
  • Paul Pittman of Element Solutions —engineering for float relocation and boat house permits.
  • Jon Sitkin, Attorney—all legal and permitting work for boat house and lease with the City.
  • Mindfly web design studio.  Designed our original web site.
  • Bellingham Central Lions Club for a new (to us) set of oars
  • Jeff McClure of RMC Architects for design and construction approvals
  • John King of Kingworks for rack engineering
  • Carlson Steel for fence erection
  • Dawson Construction for fencing material
  • Jaime Henifin of Henifin Construction for wood chips
  • Duncan Howat & Amy Trowbirdge of Mt Baker Ski Area
  • Jack Marolich & WWU Men’s Rowing Team
  • John Fuchs & WWU Women’s Rowing Teams
  • Everett Rowing Association
  • Sammamish Rowing Association
  • Northwest Chip and Grind
  • Barker’s Wood Chipping Service
  • Vienna Cleaners
  • Hugh Klinedinst, Attorney at Law Belcher Swanson Law Firm, PLLC
  • Northwest Ecological Services
  • Linden Darling-Labrador Business Services, LLC, bookkeeping assistance
  • Woods Coffee
  • Boundary Bay Brewery
  • Brian Wellman of Wellman and Zuck General Contractors for the light
  • Turftenders, Inc.
  • Jennifer Wright, CPA with Metcalf-Hodges- Tax Returns & Accounting
  • Carl Tucker of Tuckers Tuffer Coatings, Inc. In-kind coating of EPS blocks – launching float
  • Steven Nelson of FMI-EPS, LLC – EPS blocks for launching float
  • Mantle Industries of Blaine – donating the 20 ft. aluminum access ramp for our launching float
  • Sampson Rope Technologies for donating 140 feet of mooring line for anchoring the float
  • Dave Strauss for cutting and braiding loops in the ends of the Sampson rope
  • Sanitary Service, Inc. for your donated disposal service
  • Ramon Garcia for donating your scuba diving skils on the float
  • Applied Digital Imaging
  • Bellingham Millworks Supply—building materials for launch area and supplies to refurbish shell trailer.
  • WECU for donating a “Doc Box”
  • Rotary Club of Bellingham for donating a “Doc Box”
  • Jack and Shelley Bennett for donating an outboard motor for coaching launch
  • Gwyn Howat-12 ft Achilles inflatable for coaching launch
  • Betsy Brinson and Tim Mehrer—donating 17ft Boston Whaler for coaching launch
  • Guy and Linda Colbert for donating dock moorage for coaching launch
  • St Lukes Foundation
  • LFS Marine – Life vests and beacons
  • Andy Osborn  – time and skills donated towards trailer refurbishing project
  • John Perry – time and skills donated towards trailer refurbishing project
  • Steinbeck Photography  – Donating filming and production of WRA Video.