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Three Rivers Rowing Association Named 2013 USRowing Club of the Year

October 23, 2013

PRINCETON, N.J. – Three Rivers Rowing Association has been named the 2013 USRowing Club of the Year, the organization announced on Wednesday. Having previously won the inaugural award in 2002, and again in 2010, Three Rivers is the second three-time winner since its inception.

“We are honored to receive the 2013 USRowing Club of the Year Award,” said executive director Rick Brown. “It is a tribute to the members, athletes, volunteers and staff of the Three Rivers Rowing Association community and all that we do. We are extremely proud of what we do every year and believe that 2013 was a banner year because of our additional accomplishments.”

More than 1,100 USRowing member organizations across the country were eligible for the award, which is based on a points system focusing on the following criteria: performance, community outreach, service to rowing, USRowing participation, technology and communications, and safety.

Three Rivers Rowing Association was founded in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1984 as a nonprofit organization committed to developing and delivering safe, sustainable programs and events that promote the benefits of rowing and paddling to a diverse and growing membership. The organization offers an array of rowing programs that fit the needs of all rowing teams and individuals. The community-oriented rowing association offers programs for the visually impaired and persons with disabilities, urban youth, high school and college students, corporate rowing teams and adult rowers.

What makes Three Rivers unique, according to Brown, is that it not only serves USRowing, but it is a part of what USRowing offers – large, world class races, hosting and operating U.S. Junior National Team camps and leading community outreach efforts through its minority youth and adaptive rowing programs.

“We are proud to be a textbook example that a rowing club can serve a diverse range of individuals with a diverse range of goals and that it can be done very well,” said Brown.

As the 2013 USRowing Club of the Year, Three Rivers Rowing Association will be honored Saturday, December 7, at the 2013 USRowing Annual Awards Reception presented by the 2017 World Rowing Championship Host Destination Sarasota-Bradenton in Seattle, Wash.

About USRowing
USRowing is a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing has 60,000 individual members and 1200 member organizations- offering rowing programs for all. USRowing’s official suppliers include Concept 2, Croker Oars, Filippi, JanSport, Nielsen Kellerman, Vespoli and WinTech. USRowing also receives generous support from the National Rowing Foundation and its corporate sponsors and partners ANXeBusiness Corp, Boathouse Sports, Citi Women, Connect-A-Dock, EMCVenues, Ludus Tours and Rudy Project. The USRowing National Team program relies on strong partnerships to enable continued success. New opportunities exist to support the teams through the next quadrennial, culminating with the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. America Rows, which supports diversity in rowing, and the USRowing adaptive programs also benefit from corporate support. For more information, visit www.usrowing.org.

Allison Frederick, allison@usrowing.org

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