2019 NSBR ERGATHON
DATE: FEBRUARY 2
The annual ergathon is our main fundraiser to help us acquire new equipment, pay for the coaches and provide scholarships. There are many costs associated with rowing. An eight-oared rowing boat costs $45,000 and indoor rowing machines can be over $3,000. Our coaches must have operational motorboats and fuel to coach and ensure the rowers' safety on the water. We have kept the dues at a level where they only cover basic operating expenses, not scholarships, equipment purchases and repairs, boathouse enhancement and other needs that will propel our program.
We need volunteers, corporate sponsorships and donations of all kinds and sizes. This is an all-team event! Everybody will participate: middle school rowers, competitive team juniors, parents, masters rowers, elite scullers and some coaches.
The Newport Sea Base is a California 501(c)3 non-profit organization and we rely on tax-deductible donations to supplement our operating costs. Every year, over 5,000 youth are served by the Newport Sea Base. Your support will help our rowers and so many others try unique opportunities, like rowing, that otherwise would not be available in our community.
We are challenging each family to raise a minimum of $400 to help us build the Newport Sea Base Rowing experience.
High school rowers and coxes
Middle school rowers and coxes
Sea Base staff