Thanks to the swift support of our community, Simmons Rowing's new racing shell is FULLY SPONSORED! Over $9,000 has been raised and pledged to the team thus far, with all 9 sponsorship seats filling in a week. We extend a huge thank you to everyone who has donated! And it's not too late to make a gift of any size to the team in support of their upcoming spring season!


We are pleased to share with you an exciting opportunity to support Simmons Rowing and leave your mark, literally! As you read this email, Simmons' new Filippi 8+ racing shell is being custom built for the Sharks to help them go faster in the new year and the many seasons to come. You can help fund the team's new boat and all Spring 2024 plans with a gift of any size. 

The exciting news? You can sponsor a seat in the new shell with a pledge of $1000 or more, and in recognition of your support your name will be displayed on the boat!

Limited seat sponsorships are available and are already going fast, so don't hesitate to make your pledge. Pledges can be fulfilled in one lump sum or over time. To make a pledge and for further details on fulfilling your sponsorship gift, please email Assistant Coach Ronnie Bennett at veronica.bennett@simmons.edu.


In 1978, Simmons Rowing raced in Head of the Charles for the first time, placing 22/40 in the Women's Singles event and 12/40 in the Mixed Doubles event. Forty-five years later, Simmons is still racing in the world's most exciting regatta! 

Come down to Riverside Boat Club ahead of the team's launch to cheer them on in their race and celebrate decades of Sharks at HOCR.

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2023 @ 2PM
Location: Riverside Boat Club, 769 Memorial Drive, Cambridge MA 02139. NO PARKING.
RSVP by 10/18. Free of charge!

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