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Rowing for Rehabilitation, Recreation and Competition Grants Awarded

by Sarah Marshall, smarshall@usrowing.org | Nov 23, 2015
USRowing is pleased to announce the six grant recipients of the Rowing for Rehabilitation, Recreation & Competition Grant, thanks to a Quality of Life grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation.
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USRowing is pleased to announce the six grant recipients of the Rowing for Rehabilitation, Recreation & Competition Grant, thanks to a Quality of Life grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation.  

Through the grant, USRowing and the participating clubs will seek to expand the number of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) who row for exercise, recreation and competition.

The goal of the program is to directly impact a minimum of 50 new individuals with SCI, while further strengthening the capacity of the funded groups to serve more individuals with SCI in the future. The $18,750 grants can be used for equipment, coaching and transportation.

The six USRowing clubs participating include:

  • Atlanta Rowing Club (Roswell, Ga.)
  • Community Rowing, Inc. (Boston, Mass.)
  • Halifax Rowing Association (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
  • Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital (Washington, D.C.)
  • Miami Beach Rowing Club (Miami Beach, Fla.)
  • Virginia Boat Club (Richmond, Va.)

“The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation grant allows USRowing to amplify the great work being done at the local clubs to promote an inclusive and expanding base of rowing athletes from all segments of the community,” said USRowing Chief Executive Officer Glenn Merry. “Creating more accessibility to rowing is a key strategic initiative for USRowing.”

About The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation was established in 2002 to award grants to a broad spectrum of charities, including those that benefit spinal cord injury efforts. Today, with assets of approximately $500 million, the Foundation is primarily dedicated to funding extensive research, education and quality of life programs for improving the lives of people affected by spinal cord injury.

About USRowing
USRowing is a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing has 75,000 individual members and 1,200 member organizations, offering rowing programs for all. USRowing receives generous support from the National Rowing Foundation and its corporate sponsors and partners.
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