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May 2023 At TRRA: Help us Name Our Newsletter!


TRRA Named 2023 Aspen Institute Project Play Champion!

Aspen Institute's Project Play emphasizes youth access to sports, aiming for every child to have the ability, confidence, and desire to be physically active by the age of 12. Each year, Project Play recognizes a small number of community organizations across the nation taking meaningful and specific actions to increase access to youth sports. This year, TRRA was recognized for our Row412 Youth Initiative, which provides learn to row activities and encourages continued participation in the sport of rowing for children in the Pittsburgh area.

The annual Project Play summit will take place in Colorado Springs later this month where TRRA will officially be announced as one of the 2023 Project Play Champions to a sold out crowd!


Help us name our newsletter!

Last month, we asked you for submissions and got a lot of really great ones! The staff picked the top 5, now the rest is up to you. So, what should we rename our newsletter?

Please get all votes in by Friday, June 2nd. The new name will debut in the June Newsletter on Tuesday, June 6th!


We're hiring Up2Us Summer VISTAs!

TRRA has been awarded two Up2Us Sports Americorps Summer VISTAs. The service term begins June 12th and ends August 11th. You must be 18 years or older on or before June 11th to serve. We have two full-time paid positions:

Development and Coaching VISTA: Assist with coaching the youth learn to row camps, and prepare TRRA for the Summer Splash and Head of the Ohio regatta.

Program Operations and Coaching VISTA: Assist with coaching the youth learn to row camps, and prepare curriculum for community partnership learn to row events.

For more information, reach out to Emily Kiehn.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Best Buddies Walk May 21st

Join TRRA and Pittsburgh Paddlefish at Highmark Stadium on May 21st for the Best Buddies Friendship Walk! If you'd like to join the team for the walk, sign up through the link below.

Check-in begins at 9:30, Opening Ceremony starts at 11, the walk begins at 11:30, and lunch is provided after!

Pittsburgh Masters Rowing Workshop August 11th - 14th, 2023

Registration for the second annual Pittsburgh Masters Rowing Workshop is now live! Share with your friends - registration is open to all!

Workshop sessions and rows will take place at TRRA and at Steel City Rowing Club. Price does not include accommodations unless otherwise specified. REGISTER HERE!


Used Shoe Donation

The youth team is collecting old sneakers in any condition to donate to a company called GotSneakers. Old pairs can be dropped in the collection bin in the Washington's Landing lounge anytime.

TRYR Boosters Coffee Club

Love coffee? Want to support TRYR? Join Coffee Club! Submit your order each month through the link below to get coffee delivered to the boathouse for pickup. More info below. ORDER HERE!

Used Clothing Sale

Do you have gently used rowing/paddling related clothing that you don’t use taking up room in your closet? Bring it to TRRA and drop it in our donation boxes in the foyer. Clean and lightly used tights, shorts, tanks, shirts, warmup gear, and jackets are welcome! The Building & Grounds Crew will conduct a sale of these items to benefit the TRRA Community on May 20th from 11am-1pm. Please come to the sale and take advantage of the bargains!

Boathouse Closure

The TRRA campuses will be closed on Monday, May 29th for the Memorial Day Holiday. All programming is canceled unless otherwise noted by your coaches.

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