Kansas State Rowing Teams Helping Out Habitat For Humanity
Jan. 24, 2003
The Kansas State women's rowing team and the Kansas State Rowing Association are teaming up with Habitat For Humanity for the seventh annual Row For Humanity. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the courtyard of the K-State Student Union on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
The K-State crews and the members of Habitat For Humanity will join forces to row a full hour each on the ergometer, an indoor rowing machine. In all, approximately 200 dedicated participants will be rowing and all have spent countless hours soliciting donations from local and regional supporters.
Ergs and instruction will be available for fans wanting to try their hand at rowing, in addition to a booth for those interested in learning more about Habitat For Humanity. Fans will be able to meet Wildcat rowing team members, including head coach Jenny Hale, and Willie the Wildcat is scheduled to row from 12-1.
In addition to several other members of the Kansas State community, head men's basketball coach Jim Wooldridge is expected to make an appearance at the event.
As of Thursday, the total amount raised was $26,500, but that figure is expected to increase over the course of the next couple weeks as pledges come in. The amount is ahead of the pace of last year's event, which raised over $30,000. Over the last six years the event has raised more than $70,000 to benefit both Habitat For Humanity and the Kansas State rowing programs.
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