SOURCE: Ever Green Boat Club, Inc.

2015 Alumni Sprints™ Regatta

January 21, 2015 03:57 ET

Alumni Sprints Regatta Debuts in Philadelphia

The 2015 Alumni Sprints™ Regatta Unites Ever Green Boat Club and the Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia; Alumni Sprints™ Will Contribute a Portion of Proceeds to the National Rowing Foundation

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 21, 2015) - Ever Green Boat Club is pleased to announce an association with The Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia to host the 2015 Alumni Sprints™ Regatta on Sunday, May 17th in Philadelphia. Ever Green Boat Club and the Schuylkill Navy will cooperate on marketing and event logistics, and present the largest ever Alumni Sprints™ Regatta in a new venue.

"We're absolutely thrilled to be working with the Schuylkill Navy and to open a new chapter in alumni racing on the famed Schuylkill River," said Sydney Williams, the event's organizer and a Director of Ever Green Boat Club.

The 2015 regatta features more than 40 events in men's, women's and mixed categories, with competition in eights, fours and quads over 1,000 meters. It also offers 2,000 meter events for bricks-and-mortar clubs.

Competitors pay an age-adjusted flat-rate registration fee that allows participation in multiple events with multiple teams. The fee covers boat and equipment usage and its associated costs, including insurance, transport and other expenses. Alumni rowers simply need to arrive ready to row. The regatta provides all of the logistics and equipment required to race effectively -- even a complimentary jersey.

This year, Alumni Sprints™ will contribute $5 from each registration fee to the National Rowing Foundation. "We feel a strong duty to support our athletes training for the 2016 Olympic Games -- this is especially true since a number of our competitors are alumni of the U.S. National Team," said Mr. Williams.

"The NRF could not be more pleased with the support of Alumni Sprints. The Alumni Sprints™ Regatta joins the Head of the Charles, the Stotesbury Cup, the Head of the Schuylkill, the San Diego Crew Classic and many other prestigious regattas in supporting our national team athletes," added Charlie Hamlin, the Executive Director of the National Rowing Foundation.

The 2015 regatta directly follows the 89th annual Stotesbury Cup Regatta, the nation's largest scholastic rowing regatta, which concludes on Saturday, May 16th. The Schuylkill Navy's Stotesbury Cup Regatta brings together more than 6,000 high school competitors and their fans in two days of competition. Stotesbury's organizers expect many alumni groups racing in the Sunday event to represent schools competing in the youth championship.

Mr. Williams is encouraging early registration. "The sooner you register, the better your team's chances of creating a day of racing that best suits ages, gender mix, and boat preferences."

Participants can elect to compete as high school, college, and graduate school alumni, and even a combination of affiliations. To qualify as alumni, competitors in team boats must have attended the same academic school. All alumni can compete, whether long-experienced or new to the sport.

Visit www.alumnisprints.org to register.

Prospective sponsors should contact Sydney Williams directly.

About Ever Green Boat Club
Ever Green Boat Club, Inc., a nonprofit organization, creates new opportunities in competitive rowing for Dartmouth College alumni and friends. Its community features women, men, veteran masters, recent graduates, and everyone in between.

About The Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia
Chartered in 1858, the Schuylkill Navy is the oldest amateur athletic governing body in the United States, It hosts four regattas each year for over 9,500 participants, including the Stotesbury Cup Regatta -- the largest scholastic regatta in the world. Today, it comprises 15 clubs along Philadelphia's Boathouse Row and in the surrounding region.

About the National Rowing Foundation
The National Rowing Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising funds to support the U.S. National Rowing Teams. Founded in 1966, the NRF has been supporting Olympic athletes for more than four decades. The funds raised support year round training, development, competition and preservation of rowing history through the Hall of Fame and Rowing Museum.

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