April 2023 at TRRA: Executive Director’s Note, Upcoming Events, and Race Season
Head of the Ohio 2023
We are nearly 6 months away from HOTO23! Stay tuned this Friday for an announcement that will put HOTO in the big leagues.
Help us name our newsletter!
Our monthly newsletter is getting a new name, and we need your help!
We are looking for a quick, catchy, fun new name for our monthly newsletter!
If you think of a fun, respectful, mission-aligned name that is 2-3 words, please submit it here.
The staff will pick the top 5 names and put it out for a community-wide vote in the May newsletter. Deadline to submit is May 1st.
Submit a photo!
Warmer weather brings our community together! Submit your rowing, paddling, volunteering, or get-together photos anytime using the google form below.
Earth Day Riverfront Cleanup
There will be volunteer opportunities following each practice on Saturday, April 22nd. We're focusing on the riverfront to keep our space clean and our Earth healthy.
Details will be released in the coming days.
Summer Splash 2023
Your favorite summer event is back for the third year in a row!
Get your cornhole teams ready for Summer Splash 2023 at the Millvale Riverfront Park from 4-8pm on Saturday, August 26th.
Tickets will go on sale in June.
The TRRA campuses will be closed on Sunday, April 9th. All programming and practices are canceled, unless otherwise noted by your coaches. Please reach out to captains and coaches with questions.
Executive Director’s Report
Dear TRRA Community,
On the calendar, spring has arrived! While the weather in our region continues to decide what season it is, we here at TRRA are embracing the new season that symbolizes a fresh start, and bringing our community back to life after a long winter.
I recognize many of the challenges all of our programs faced these past few months and am inspired by the resilience and commitment shown by our athletes and staff during that time. For example:
A power surge in late 2022 has left Washington’s Landing without heat all winter and yet our staff showed up for work and our programs adjusted to full time training at our Millvale Campus;
Our AAA rowing program has been without a lead coach for months despite an exhaustive (and on-going) search process and yet have continued to train hard, step up as volunteers, and personify grit in the presence of unfulfilled expectations;
Our paddling programs have continued to train hard and pushed through with multiple recruiting events to expand awareness of the opportunities TRRA provides. In the next few weeks, Hearts of Steel will be showcasing their hard work at the IBCPC Dragon Boat Festival in New Zealand!
Ever changing weather and schedule changes could not deter any of our programs, Adaptive, A, AA, Mid-Morning, TRYR, Paddlefish and our LogBook community from coming together to get our campuses ready for the new season during the Spring Clean Up window.
These actions, and so many more that have been showcased at every level of our organization over the past few months help define who we are as an organization. We are committed to our mission, we are passionate about our goals, we are proud of our community. We are Three Rivers Rowing Association, and together we will grow in 2023 as we move our community forward, on and off the water.
With gratitude and pride,
TRRA's mission is to develop and deliver safe, sustainable, and inclusive programs and events that teach and promote the benefits of rowing and paddling to our diverse community.