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Help MIT varsity crew gain extra training time this winter!

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Help MIT varsity crew gain extra training time this winter!

About the Trip

During IAP, MIT varsity crew heads to warmer, unfrozen waters in Florida for ten days of intense, two-a-day practices. All four teams come on the trip: 120-150 student-athletes in total. The trip represents a critical opportunity to get out and practice on water at a time when the New England winter would make it otherwise impossible—and it’s an unmissable time for team bonding and cohesiveness. 

 

Why Support Us

This is a big year for crew! After strong performances across the board in 2016-2017, our teams are hoping to make this year even better. To do that, we need your help. MIT crew relies on alumni donations for more than half its budget, and the IAP training trip is a big piece of that—about ten percent. Funding this trip makes a huge difference for our athletes and our operating costs.

The trip itself breaks down into several major expenses. In addition to food and lodging for the athletes, we pay to drive our boats down, which means hourly wages for the drivers and boatmen on top of fuel costs. Training in the winter like this isn’t cheap, but we make this trip happen every year because of how important it is to our rowers as individual athletes and as a team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About MIT Crew

Last year, MIT lightweight women placed a team-best third at Head of the Charles, and the lightweight men brought home the Secretary of the Navy Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic. The openweight women’s varsity eight took bronze at the Patriot League Rowing Championships, and the heavyweight men finished in the top-ten in the Collegiate 8+ for the second year in a row.

MIT varsity crew is consistently recognized for academic excellence, including rowers on the IRA All-Academic Teams and recipients of the NCAA Public Recognition Award. 

Please support us as we send our rowers south for the winter!  

 

Note: For gifts at the $250 and $500 level, please be sure to specify your desired t-shirt size in the "Comments" section of the gift form when you check out! 

 

Photos above from last year's training trip to Florida.

Our way
of Thanking You

$25

Thank-you note

MIT Crew thank-you card from a student athlete

8 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2018

$75

Thank-you note and sticker

MIT Crew thank-you card from a student athlete and an MIT Crew sticker

7 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2018

$125

Ball cap and sticker

MIT Crew ball cap and sticker

16 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2018

$250

Limited-edition t-shirt

Limited-edition betting t-shirt, signed by the coaches (Be sure to specify your t-shirt size in the "Comments" section of the gift form when you check out!)

3 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2018

$500

T-shirt and ball cap

Limited-edition betting t-shirt and an MIT Crew ball cap, signed by the coaches (Be sure to specify your t-shirt size in the "Comments" section of the gift form when you check out!)

2 of 15 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2018

$1,000

Signed blade

Blade from a retired MIT Crew oar signed by members of the 2017-2018 crew teams

9 of 9 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2018
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