The Ergathon is Chicago Rowing Foundations annual fundraiser for new equipment needs and repairs. CRF does not use any of the membership fees for equipment purposes, so this is the only time during the year that we can make updates and replacements to our fleets. As our team grows, this year we are fundraising for a new trailer, new launch boats, new oars, and new rowing machines. All of these items will help us continue to provide top of the line training to our athletes and continue to allow CRF to send rowers to top notch collegiate rowing programs across the country. In addition, donations will help maintain our financial assistance program, wherein no youth athlete is turned away because of the inability to pay.