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Skyline Crew is Ready to Teach People How to Row

Violet Kynal

On Oct. 7. the Skyline Rowing team will be hosting a fundraiser at Concordia College in order to raise money for financial aid.

During the Learn to Row event, participants will receive simple instruction on how to execute a stroke, with the staff members of Skyline Crew. Kit Bennett, head coach, lives on a foundation of trust and a deep sense of community.

“Learn To Row is part of fundraising efforts to ensure the sport remains accessible to anyone who would like to compete for the team, regardless of their financial capacity,” Bennett said. “We strongly believe athletics is for anyone who wants to participate.”

Rowing’s accessibility is incredibly low because of the financial burden it brings onto families. Skyline Crew is not funded by the high school, yet they make ends meet with coaches, athletes and financial aid. This is only possible due to the astounding support they have been receiving in the past few years from the community. Skyline Crew is built on the fundamentals of giving back to the surrounding population, without exception.

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Leo Castilho
Leo Castilho, Journalist
Leo Castilho is a first-year journalist and a junior at Community High School. Outside of home and school, you can catch Leo rowing for Skyline down at the docks of Concordia College, in a lab at Umich, at a fair, or relaxing with friends simply driving around.

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