McQuaid students to row length of the Erie Canal

May 17, 2017 07:30 PM

One team, one mission...

Next month, the rowing team from McQuaid Jesuit will row the length of the Erie Canal, 340 miles over eight days, to support a great cause.

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"Not a lot of people can say that they had the chance to row the entire length of the Erie Canal, so it's a really great experience," says Alex Patterson, McQuaid junior.

But this isn't just a difficult physical task to prove that they can do it, this event is called "Row for Hope," a fundraising trip for Holy Childhood.

The Holy Childhood Bakery is moving offsite to a 20,000 square foot new location and the rowing team at McQuaid hopes to raise money for Holy Childhood's construction.

"To have Row for Hope and these young men raise money for us is incredible and we're so grateful," says Laurie Otto, Holy Childhood.

A number of the members of the rowing team visited Holy Childhood earlier this year and are proud to be able to help the bakers at Holy Childhood.

"I love working with them, they're such great people," says Joseph Marang, McQuaid junior. "We went there earlier this year and took a tour of the school and it was great. I had such a good time."

"It gives you a good feeling knowing that you're going to help others who need the help and a way to give back to the community."

Row for Hope: helping the community one stroke at a time.


Info on Row for Hope

More info on Holy Childhood


Rich Donnelly

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