There are many ways to support us through donations, volunteering, scholarship giving and supporting us at regattas. Click on the buttons below for more information on each section, or just scroll through. If you're not sure what specifically you want to do to support us click on the "How you can help?" button.
Bedford Crew Club is a rowing program created in early 2010 as a 501(c)(3) organization that provides Bedford High School students an opportunity to participate in the rapidly growing sport of rowing.
Right now we charge $500 per athlete for each season (fall and spring). This cost covers expenses such as insurance, gas for the launches, coaching fees, boat repairs, miscellaneous equipment, and other operating expenses. These fees do not cover the costs of acquiring new boats, oars, launches, and other more costly equipment.
In order to pay for equipment, the team conducts fund raisers throughout the year and we rely on generous donations from individuals, businesses, and charitable organizations.
We have managed to acquire the basic equipment we need to get the current team out on the water rowing but we know we have a long way to go. Please consider supporting us any way you can. Any amount is appreciated.
The Fall 2010 season was our inaugural season on the water and we couldn’t have gotten this far without the encouragement and support we have received from the many groups and individuals that have generously donated equipment, space at their facilities, and their valuable time.
Here is a sampling of the equipment we will need in order to continue giving BHS students an opportunity to row.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED and the COST
REPLACEMENT SHOES FOR A BOAT $55
A SET OF SLINGS TO REST A BOAT $150
ONE OAR FOR A RACING SHELL $350
TEAM FEE FOR A ROWER IN NEED $500
COX BOX $700
CONCEPT II ROWING MACHINE $950
A SET OF EIGHT OARS $2,300
COACHES BOAT (LAUNCH) W/TRAILER & MOTOR $5,000
A GENEROUS DONATION TOWARDS A RACING SHELL $10,000
FOUR OARED RACING SHELL $20,000
EIGHT OARED RACING SHELL $30,000
Make A Donation
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to support the work of our program, please send checks to:
PO Box 10206
Bedford, NH 03110
All donations will receive a letter of thanks, which will include our tax ID for your records.
We are always looking for help, especially when it comes to regattas! We have boats to load, oars to bring, rowers to round up, refreshments to prepare and some times just an extra pair of hands!
Below are some volunteer opportunities:
Driving the food (booster) trailer
Donating food for regattas
Driving the boat trailer
Here's a list of some of our upcoming regattas. We would love to see you there supporting us!
10/6 Textile River Regatta, Lowell, MA
10/13 New Hampshire Championships Regatta, Pembroke, NH
How you can help
Interested in helping, but not sure what needs to be done, or where we are short handed? Contact us below with "What can I do" as the subject line. If there's anything you are unwilling to do, please put that information in the email as well.