Daily Video: Rowing Sets Sights on Crowdfunding

Rowing Ireland has launched Greenblades, a new crowdfunding initiative to help fund the Junior, Under 23 and Developmental Teams by means of donations.

Rowers at this level generally rely on support from their family and friends as well as Rowing Ireland in order to compete at the highest level for their country.

It takes a lot to be an international rower and stars like Sanita Puspure, Paul and Gary O’Donovan have been supported in their development before they reached the level that they are at today.

The aim of Greenblades is to ensure that athletes who are representing Ireland will be supported to reach their full potential and can compete at the highest level possible.

To support the campaign Rowing Irland has produced this video extolling the virtues of the sport.

“It is key that we do everything to support our up and coming athletes as we prepare to successfully support their future careers by giving them the opportunity to row in Paris and beyond,” said Rowing Ireland CEO Michelle Carpenter.

“These athletes are the future of Irish Rowing and we need not only to think about the next two years but also about the next four and eight years.”

“Rowing should be accessible to everyone who wants to compete, be it at Domestic or High-Performance level, and with this, in mind, we need to ensure that we support them in every way possible.”

Donations for our athletes can be made: www.greenblades.ie

All donations will go directly to the athletes who will be competing at U23 Championships in Sarasota USA and Junior World Championships in Tokyo, Japan.

Tomorrow’s Daily Video will be from Sport for Business member Videos on the Net and will look at how the Leinster rugby Women’s team have been going through pre-season.


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