St. Pat's Sprint for Recovery 2015
The fourth annual St. Patâ€™s Sprint for Recovery took place on March 14. Put on by the Chicago Rowing Foundation (CRF) for the benefit of Recovery on Water, this yearâ€™s event took place on a beautiful, sunny Saturday featuring 90 athletes in 10 boats, numerous volunteers and one very green Chicago River. Seven motorboats followed the armada of 8+â€™s downtown from the Weed Street boathouse filled with coaches, photographers, and bagpipers who provided some authentic Irish inspiration for those rowing.
Rowers donned as much green as they could find to raise money and awareness for ROW. Onlookers from the bridges and riverbanks took pictures and were rewarded with beads from motorboats. Participants reached out to over 450 donors from all over the country to raise an astounding $28,000 for ROW. Fundraising athletes were rewarded with a St. Paddyâ€™s Day inspired ROW rugby shirt from Charles River Apparel, a continued supporter of Recovery on Water.