Newburgh Rowing Club to host Eastern NYS Indoor Rowing Championship

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Press release:

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, the Newburgh Rowing Club will host the Eastern NYS Indoor Rowing Championship at the City of Newburgh Activities Center, located at Delano-Hitch Park, 401 Washington Street.

“We are pleased to be working with the City of Newburgh to host this great athletic event,” said Newburgh Rowing Programs Director and NFA Varsity Crew Team Head Coach Ed Kennedy.  “This event has turned into the largest indoor rowing event in the Hudson Valley.  Last year, we hosted well over 300 athlete participants, from teams throughout the Hudson Valley Rowing League, from ages 9 to 65.  We had teams from Kingston, Warwick, O’Neill, Rhinebeck, North Rockland, Clarkstown, and of course, NFA Varsity Crew, Newburgh Rowing Club and the San Miguel Academy Crew Teams, all from Newburgh.”

“It’s a tremendous effort,”  said Coach Kennedy.  “Coach Keith Schafer, who also has two rowers on the team, does a phenomenal job, along with Mr. Danza, who has two rowers on the team, setting up the ergometers (indoor rowing machines) and computers, so that as the athletes row on indoor machines, they can watch their “boat” on the TV screen overhead to see who is in the lead.  Newburgh Rowing has also upgraded all of the indoor machines and equipment, which we will be bringing to the meet.  Two years ago, we had a world record set by a young lady from Chicago at our indoor meet.  She came out from Chicago just to set the world record.  It’s a huge event and we’re delighted to be hosting it once again.”

Last year, the NFA Varsity Crew Team won the overall event.

The public and the community are invited to come out and enjoy the all day event, which starts with registration at 8 am.  “The event is open to the public and free to spectators,” said NFA Varsity Crew Team Mom Juliana LoBiondo.    “The NFA Crew Team parents will be selling raffle tickets for our new ‘Mega-Raffle,’ which has two prizes, a Mini Ipad and a Retina-Display Ipad, for just $2.00 per chance.  We will also be selling food and merchandise, all to benefit the Crew Team.  Also, Coach Kennedy always donates a portion of the proceeds to Make A Wish Foundation.  Last year, the NFA Crew Team raised over $300.00 for the Make A Wish Foundation.”

The NFA Varsity Crew Team is the only 100% community funded varsity team at NFA.

For more information on the NFA Varsity Crew Team or the Indoor meet, contact Coach Ed Kennedy at (845) 541-2313 or Team Mom Juliana LoBiondo at