Work? Crew Team Rowers Available for Hire
It's not too late. If you have
leaves to rake, kids to watch, a house that needs cleaning
or winterizing, a dog that needs walking, Smith Crew is here
Rent-a-Rower, a Smith crew team fundraiser in its second
year, team members are available for hire for odd jobs, either
during the next two weekends (Nov. 13-14 and 20-21) or by
appointment. It's easy: hire two rowers for two hours for
$50, for painting, gardening, raking, shoveling, moving furniture,
organizing, babysitting—whatever you need.
To hire your personal team,
send email to or , or call ext.
Funds raised through the program
will go toward the crew team’s annual spring break trip to
the Gainesville (Georgia) Olympic course. The trip allows
rowers to practice in a warmer climate while strengthening
team bonds, says Klinger, and provides an
essential opportunity for the team to train in the spring.
“We start racing the weekend
after spring break, so the ability to row and not worry about
temperatures or river flooding for that week really helps,"
Klinger said. "Every moment, every stroke on the water counts.”
Funds raised through Rent-a-Rower
also help pay for racing shells. The crew team combines the
proceeds with those from other fundraisers, including its
"People can support these
student athletes while getting something for their money,"
said Klinger. "It really helps us provide them with a good
experience, and the students have fun meeting people in the
Smith and local communities."