In conjunction with Wilson Crew's 35th Anniversary in 2020, the Wilson Crew Booster Executive Committee launched a 3-year Capital Campaign to achieve our vision of a nationally-ranked public high school rowing team that reflects the diversity of the nation’s capital.
To achieve our vision, we need to fund diversity scholarships for our student-athletes and fund our equipment. To incentivize participation in the Capital Campaign in both 2020 and 2021, we are announcing a Class Challenge to raise funds for the equipment account. Prizes include naming rights for graduating classes raising at least $5,000! The Class of 1992 has already kicked us off with the first $500. Who’s next?
If you have the means, consider a gift of $500 and you can have any name inked onto one of our newest oar handles -- a fantastic way to honor your favorite rower.
Your gift to the Wilson Crew Capital Campaign will allow us to offer partial and full scholarships to our athletes in financial need. And, while we wish crew required just a pair of running shoes or a swimsuit, it doesn’t. Your gift will also enable Wilson Crew to have the same high-quality equipment that private school students in the region enjoy.
ABOUT WILSON CREW
Wilson Crew is a nationally ranked rowing program founded in 1985 with the assistance of Georgetown University. Beyond the physical and social benefits of participating in the ultimate team sport, rowing teaches discipline, teamwork, and time-management to our scholar-athletes. Wilson Crew, DC's only public school rowing team, won the 2019 SRAA National Championship in the men's V8.
We have a long history of athletes going on to compete at the highest level. Our students have been recruited to row for Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, the Naval Academy, Smith, Stanford, Syracuse, Temple, Tufts, UCLA, Univ of Delaware, Wisconsin, and Yale. We are also proud of Wilson alum Aquil Abdullah (Tiger '92), the first male Black American to row in the Olympics.