Hi! I'm Halina Walters and I've been rowing for a couple months now and it's something I really enjoy. It's pushed me harder than any other sport I've competed in and it's changing me for the better. Los Gatos Rowing Club is raising money for new equipment, for which their goal is just over $58,000. Every little bit helps the club and athletes become stronger competitors than they were before.
Founded in 1979, Los Gatos Rowing Club (LGRC) has trained and coached more than 2,500 highschool-level student-athletes from all over the Silicon Valley. This year our club is celebrating 40 years of rowing on the beautiful Lexington Reservoir (located just outside of Los Gatos CA, along HW17).
Over the last four decades, our junior rowers have consistently competed on the national level, and have found much success in bringing home numerous regional, and national titles. Although rowing is a smaller, less visual sport, many of our athletes are recruited to row at top colleges and universities across the country.
As participants of our teams, our club members and athletes, fundraise every fall to keep our equipment in optimal performance conditions. With time, and daily transportation to and from the water, our boats and equipment see a fair amount of wear and tear. We’re in constant need of rotating through, replacing and retiring boats. Proper equipment, including shells (boats), oars, and cox boxes (in-boat microphone/audio), are key to competing at the top level.
LGRC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; any donations made are tax deductible.