Each year club members fundraise to retire obsolete equipment. Proper equipment, including shells (boats), oars, and cox boxes (on-board PA system that enables the coxswain to communicate with rowers on the water), is key to competing at this elite level. The Varsity Team at LGRC is a community where we develop leadership, discipline, and team work. Rowing for the past four years has truly changed who I am and been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Our team travels across the country to cities such as Boston and San Diego to compete at the highest level, and this fundraising is an important part to keeping our team so great. Thank you, Brandon Bettinger.