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Raised of $12,500 goal.


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This campaign ended on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

Help Us Get to a Level Playing Field in Women's Rowing; to Truly Demonstrate Our Ability

We are the Pacific Lutheran University Women's Rowing team, and we have a long and storied past that includes Olympians, Olympic Medals, All-Americans, a trip to the NCAA Championships in 2002 and 2016, and countless other accomplishments... but as time has passed there hasn't been a focus on the fleet, the shells that we use everyday to propel us to their achievements. 

                                           

We currently have three shells that are "raceable," with one of them on the verge of being beyond that. We often have equipment break because of their use and then are forced to either not row that shell or find creative ways to fix what we have. We are looking to purchase one new shell this year to start a cycle of fleet management that helps ensure that we are not going beyond the life of the boats. Currently, our newest boat is 15 years old. These boats are still currently in "good" shape but as time goes on and on, as years go by and by, as stronger athletes come onto the program and training advancements are made, there is an ever increasing stress on the equipment. The time to act is now. 

As our team grows, we get closer and closer to running out of useable, competitive equipment. We currently are expecting to have 4 8's of women on the team. If we head into the spring with these numbers, we will have to use a boat that was made in the mid 90's to race against crews racing in shells built in the last 5-7 years. It's not fair to our team, it's not the experience that should be given to the team that works as hard as it does. Let's act together, now. 

Across the board in collegiate rowing teams are     updating and replacing their fleets on a annual or triennial basis, putting us further and further behind the rest of our competition... like our conference competitors.

Now is the time to act. Now is the time to get a new shell back in the boathouse and continue to move this program  forward. But we need your help, we can't do it alone... just like anything we do as a team. Not one group or individual can get us to our goal. Every dollar, no matter the size, will help to bring a new shell into the the boathouse, which in turn will help to create a moment for team that will last forever. 


What exactly are we looking to get? 

We are currently looking at getting a new Pocock HyperCarbon 8+, the flagship boat from Pocock Racing Shells. This is a boat that will last many years, just like the ones we currently have. Our initial goal is to raise $12,500 dollars, which is only a small portion of the $39,900 price tag that a new 8+ comes in at. When we get to the $12,500 mark, we will continue on to see if we can get the total cost. If we happen to fall short, we will save the money earned to put towards a shell as soon as we can raise the funds. 



Thank you, for helping to get our program to the medal stand at the NCAA Championships. A new shell in the boathouse is the next step. 

One Week to Go!  

  Published on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at 04:35 PM (PST)

With one week to go in our campaign and just about 25% away from our goal we thought it would be an excellent time to share with you just WHO this campaign will be impacting. This year we have a team of 38 rowers and coxswains - the team is primarily freshman at this point as we have an amazing group of walk-on first years on the team! As a team, we are all actively working on achieving this goal to get a new shell. In addition to the time spent training, fundraising; the team is also getting closer and closer to the end of the term which means Finals. We are incredibly proud of how hard we work, in the classroom and as athletes. It's that work ethic that keeps us going through the challenging times - because, every challenge is an opportunity to learn and grow. On top of that we have some highlights as well... we have two swimmers on the team who are currently in the midst of their swim season and competing in Oregon this weekend, we have a ROTC Changer Challenge competitor who just represented PLU at the regional competition as the primary female on the team. We have countless hours of volunteering or work study work here on campus. 

Let's go out and get this last 25%!! We're into the final 500 of the race, now is the time go and achieve our result! 



Coming up on 1/2 way!  

  Published on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at 12:36 AM (PST)

Hi! So, we've wrapped up our competitive Fall season and now are transitioning into our Winter Training Season, the time where we start to "stack the hay in the barn" or put the "money in the bank" to cash out later this spring. So we hope that since we've now switched focuses to hard training on the ergs, in the weight room, and cardio machines with our eyes to huge fitness gains you too can help shift focus to finishing out this campaign in style. $20,000 was the original goal when we sat down and created this campaign, we are well short of that but as a team we know that when our backs are against the wall, our bodies stressed, and a tough opponent in front of us that we will show our true character and embodiment of our Core Values: Grit, Integrity, Respect, Unity, and Dedication. We believe strongly that we can all reach the goal and be successful in this campaign! 

Thank you SO much to those of you who have donated or those of you who are about to donate. We cherish every moment that has lead up to this point in our journey and we are looking forward to many more moments along the way! 


24 Hours In!  

  Published on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at 08:57 PM (PST)

Look at that! Just over 24 hours into the campaign and we are just about $1,000 raised... well.. almost $1,000! Let's keep this pace up!! Thank you to all who have donated so far and for those of you who are on the fence... ANY amount is SO greatly appreciated! Go Lutes!!


Donald Peterson

Gave $250.00

Samantha Prevot

Gave $50.00

Jack & Darla Mae Jones

Gave $1,000.00

Jennifer Thomas

Gave $30.00

Mary Ellen Gulsrud

Gave $100.00

Loween Peterson

Gave $30.00

sarah benary

Gave $30.00

Cat Otey

Gave $40.00

Karol Machmeier

Gave $20.00

Pearl Christensen

Gave $50.00

Karis Vandehey

Gave $100.00

Nadine Christensen

Gave $100.00

Kathryn Druback

Gave $20.00

Kristin Lindlan

Gave $50.00

Lori Clark

Gave $100.00

Andy Foltz

Gave $75.00

Anna Harness

Gave $200.00

Mary Ellard-Ivey

Gave $50.00

Angela Hurley

Gave $50.00

MaryAnn Payne

Gave $100.00

Gordon & Karin Satrum

Gave $2,500.00

C. G. Ivey, Jr

Gave $100.00

Carolyn and Mike Boggs

Gave $50.00

DALLAS WARD

Gave $100.00

EMILY JEWELL

Gave $100.00

Bill Weir

Gave $500.00

Dale & Glenda Johnson

Gave $100.00

Maureen Ludwig

Gave $30.00

Brenda Satrum

Gave $250.00

Charlie Katica

Gave $40.00

Patricia Krise

Gave $100.00

Maureen Walker

Gave $50.00

Kim Stender

Gave $200.00

Gayle Williams

Gave $50.00

Keith and Kathy Swenson

Gave $100.00

Tamelyn Skubinna

Gave $100.00

Sheri & Tyler Koehn

Gave $50.00

Stephanie Farrow

Gave $30.00

Debra Minez

Gave $30.00

Robin Chinn

Gave $250.00

Nathan Sorenson

Gave $250.00

Doug Nelson

Gave $125.00

Laurie Turner

Gave $250.00

Adam Frye

Gave $30.00

Kathryn Toepel

Gave $125.00

Anna Mahan

Gave $100.00

Conibear Rowing Club Rowing Club

Gave $250.00

Mary Jo Larsen

Gave $30.00

JAMES SORENSON

Gave $15.00

Claire Leslie

Gave $125.00

Noreen Anderson

Gave $50.00

Mike Sanders

Gave $25.00

Frances B. Moore

Gave $250.00

Margaret Moorre

Gave $30.00

Lauralee Hagen

Gave $200.00

Jill Marsee

Gave $100.00

Janice Murphy

Gave $30.00

Danna McCullough

Gave $30.00

Steve West

Gave $33.00

Carla Osberg

Gave $50.00

Eleanor McElvaine and Sara Lopez

Gave $200.00

Emily Fenske

Gave $30.00

Cheri Campbell

Gave $35.00

Wayne Odegard

Gave $100.00

Keith Odegard

Gave $100.00

Carol Otey

Gave $125.00

jOY Sorenson

Gave $15.00

Kari Udbye

Gave $250.00

Shari Sorenson

Gave $30.00

Mark Albanese

Gave $25.00

Alyssa Barr-Hertel

Gave $30.00

Bridgette Hendricks

Gave $50.00

Jessica Roswell

Gave $30.00

Lisa Woodley

Gave $100.00

Jerry and Larry Correu

Gave $100.00

Thomas Krise

Gave $100.00

Kimberly and Jason Wriggle

Gave $50.00

Darel & Sally Allwine

Gave $100.00

Mary & Gerry Andeen

Gave $100.00

Marshall Bloom

Gave $20.00

Rhonda Bray

Gave $20.00

Joanna Royce-Davis

Gave $100.00

Bob and Laura Lurry

Gave $50.00

Debbie Guildner

Gave $125.00

Laura Bierma

Gave $100.00

Katie Mccullough

Gave $30.00

Abigail Newby

Gave $30.00

Dave Peterson

Gave $100.00

Peter Lemke

Gave $53.00

Joyce Stafford

Gave $50.00

Elise Lindborg

Gave $250.00

Todd Yamauchi

Gave $30.00

Kristen Jaudon

Gave $30.00

Melody Ferguson

Gave $30.00

Paul Racz

Gave $5.00

18 supporters have chosen not to be listed for "Update the Fleet: PLU Women's Rowing".

Make an Impact

Tracks

Give $30

Secure the seat to the boat so the wheels of the seat have something to easily glide on. Ensures that an athlete can put power consistently through the drive of their stroke.

Foot Stretchers

Give $50

Help keep an athlete secure in the boat, while also giving them a platform to push off of.

Seats

Give $100

A gift of $100 will help to put a seat in the new shell. The seats are high speed and are the connection from the athlete to the water and blade. They are critical for success. These seats are all Carbon Fiber and hand made.

Rigger

Give $125

A rigger, starboard or port helps to get the power from the athlete into the water. It's the connection from the oar the athlete holds to the water. This is our fulcrum for work without it, we couldn't be as efficient or powerful. A critical component of our boat.

Pair of Riggers

Give $250

Two riggers, both starboard and port helps get the power from two athletes into the water. These are critical components to the operation of the boat.

Boat Cover

Give $1,000

Keeps a new boat in great condition by protecting the shell from damage!

Audio Wiring

Give $2,500

The Audio wiring in the shell is critical to the crew's success during a race. The communication between the coxswain and the rower is essential to communicate race tactics and strategy, placement on the race course, and overall a relay of information from the coxswain to the crew.

THE entire Boat

Give $30,000

A gift of the total goal is exactly how to get a boat named after you. What a decision to make!