TRRA Community Update: May 2022

Racing is back! And not a moment too soon for all of our athletes, coaches, supporters and the entire TRRA community. Throughout the month, programs will be departing our TRRA campuses en route to Bethel, OH (Midwest Junior Rowing Championships), Camden New Jersey (A-10 & MAAC Championships), and to Philadelphia, PA (Dad Vails) to represent their programs and our city in championship level events! The resilience that these athletes, coaches and programs have demonstrated to get to this championship season is an attribute we can all be proud of and will continue to make each crew a force to be reckoned with on race day. Our Adult Rowing programs have their first races on the horizon as with trips to Rochester, NY and Washington, DC planned. Best of luck to all those competing this spring - you earned this, now enjoy it!


Off the water, TRRA has been equally busy as we flow through 2022. Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to represent TRRA at the Project Play Summit hosted by The Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C., where over 400 individuals from across the country gathered to collaborate and commit to making sports more accessible and impactful for youth throughout the nation. Our Events & Volunteers team has been preparing to launch our “Return to Volunteering” initiative (see below for full details). And we have been out in the community, representing TRRA at the Homewood Children’s Zone Community Dinner, the Macaroni Kid Summer Camp & Family Fun Expo and the YMCA Healthy Kids Day.


With summer right around the corner, we are excited to see so many more people returning to the water and excited to share all of the rowing and paddling opportunities with new individuals and groups in our Pittsburgh community. Read on for more information about our summer programs, for youth and adults, rowers and paddlers! We hope to see everyone back on the water with us in the near future!



Take Care and Be Safe!


Matt Logue


Executive Director


RETURN TO VOLUNTEERING


As a community-based organization, TRRA’s volunteers are involved in nearly every service we provide and event we organize, the upkeep of our fleet and facility, and much of our outreach and fundraising efforts. During the last few years, the tracking of volunteer hours and volunteer coordination drifted into the background in order to tend to more pressing matters. Despite the pandemic turning TRRA programming on its head, volunteers remained committed to providing safe, sustainable, and inclusive rowing and paddling programming, stepping up to help provide virtual experiences to keep our community engaged and connected. More recently, as TRRA activities normalize, the spirit of volunteerism has proved to be alive and well, once again in person.


In an effort to both foster continued volunteering in our community and recognize the hard work you all do, we will now offer the ability to track your volunteer hours in iCrew. We are calling on all our members to contribute as follows:


Jan 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022: 6 hours (please record any hours you have already completed during this time period)


July 1, 2022 - November 30, 2022: 8 hours


Upcoming events organized by the Advocacy and Inclusion Committee:


May 20 - 21: Millvale Music Festival


Friday and Saturday shifts available.

Parking or working the merchandise tent!

Sign up or read more here!

May 29: Open Streets Pittsburgh


We will have a corner with 4-6 ergs setup underneath some tents.

Setup starts at 8:30 AM and the event runs from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

4-6 Volunteers requested per shift with three 2-hour shifts available.

For shift info and/or to sign up, please click here!

Ongoing volunteer opportunities:


Grounds/Gardening


Administration/Paperwork


Equipment/Fleet Maintenance


Fundraising


Housekeeping


Boathouse Maintenance


Campus & Dock Maintenance


Coaching


Community Outreach Events


Adaptive Team Practices


If you’re interested in offering your services for any of the areas above or if you have a specific volunteering idea, please contact us: volunteer@threeriversrowing.org



Log your volunteer hours


Open Your Home in iCrew.

Click Your Volunteer Hours. Expand list if you don’t see Your Volunteer Hours.

Click Your Menu, then Enter Volunteer Hours

Follow the instructions on the hours entry page.

Please make a new entry for each task in a new “Activity Type."

SUMMER ROWING LEAGUE


Summer Rowing League (and the post row cookout) are BACK for 2022 and space is filling up quickly.


Put together a team of friends or co-workers (or register just yourself and be placed on a team) and row the Allegheny with us this summer. No experience necessary!

For more information or to register, visit our website: TRRA Summer Rowing League 2022



YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS


Welcome to the 2022 Summer Camp Season! Summer is an incredible time to row in Pittsburgh. Our rivers allow us the opportunity to work in small boats and pursue individualized training in a way that is not often possible during the school year.


Three Rivers Rowing Association offers several different programs to allow rowers of all skill levels the opportunity to experience summer rowing in Pittsburgh. No experience is necessary.


2022 Options Include:


-Competitive Racing Camp (Youth)


-Competitive Racing Camp (U23)


-Technical/Sculling Development Camps


-Learn to Row Camps



More info and registration links CAN BE FOUND HERE. https://www.threeriversrowing.org/youth-summer-camps?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=e91e954f-6f62-4e31-a068-19fa29b40866



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