Team to Row for Habitat for Humanity
Smith crew team members will defy the cold for a good cause
on Friday, March 6, as they strengthen their skills on rowing
machines outside throughout the day to raise money for a
Rowers will occupy the
machines from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Chapin Lawn in front
of the Campus Center as part of this year’s annual
Ergathon, a crew team campaign to raise funds for their
spring training costs and collect contributions for charity.
Proceeds raised during their day of rowing will go to Habitat
for Humanity, the international nonprofit organization
that builds houses for people in need.
The team hopes to raise
more than $1,000 in donations, said Karen Klinger ’87, head crew coach and a former Smith
crew team member. “We welcome the community to donate,
to come by and learn to use the machines, or to just cheer
the group on.”
Last year’s Ergathon raised $1,000 for Safe Passage.
All proceeds from this week’s rowing event will be
given to Habitat for Humanity. Team rowers will be on hand
to collect donations throughout the day.
Other past recipients
of Ergathon fundraisers have included the Western Mass.
Food Bank, Jessie’s House, and local
The crew team also raises funds for its spring training
trips through a letter campaign during the Ergathon.