Seeks Your Spare Change
you see Smith crew team members on rowing machines outside
the Campus Center on Thursday, March 14, stop by, cheer them
on, learn how to use the machines, and pitch in your spare
change or a larger contribution for the annual Ergathon.
Rowers will occupy the machines
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Chapin Lawn in front of the Campus
raise funds for charity. Proceeds raised during their day
of rowing, and a subsequent house collection, will go to
the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, a nonprofit organization
based in Hadley that provides and serves food to more than
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 a dollar or two," she said.
"Come by and learn to use the machines, or to just cheer
the group on.”
Team rowers will be on hand
to collect donations throughout the day. Past recipients of Ergathon
fundraisers have included Habitat for Humanity, Safe Passage,
and local homeless shelters.