1st Annual Row for Humanity

Team Photo

The University of Miami Women’s Rowing team joined 15 other university crews and participated in the annual “Row for Humanity”. The purpose of the event was to raise money for Habitat for Humanity and their respective rowing programs.

Habitat for Humanity has built more than 450 low-income homes in the Miami area, including Overtown, Little Haiti, and Liberty City. All funding for Habitat for Humanity comes from sponsors and private donors.

Overall, the Hurricanes raised $7,000.00 rowing a total of 714,559 meters, a great feat for the first year of participation in this program, in an “Erg-a-thon” that was organized on campus. A check for approximately $700.00 will be given to the Miami Chapter of Habitat for Humanity at the end of February.

The fundraiser also helped the Hurricanes raise money for the purchase of new equipment that will provide additional opportunities for the team’s success.

Habitat for Humanity