Events

2016 Golden Oars Awards

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

New York Athletic Club, New York City

Co-hosted by USRowing and the National Rowing Foundation, the Golden Oars Awards Dinner is in its sixth year of celebrating excellence in rowing. Golden Oars is the one time each year when the rowing community gathers to honor its own. Proceeds from the dinner benefit the National Rowing Foundation in support of US National teams and America Rows, a USRowing organization changing the lives of urban youth and those with disabilities by providing rowing as an opportunity for all.

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This year’s event will honor the following award winners for their outstanding performance and contributions to the sport of rowing.

USRowing MedalKris Korzeniowski
Male Athlete of the YearBlake Haxton
Female Athlete of the YearGevvie Stone
Jack Kelly AwardBill Jurgens
Jack Franklin AwardJoan Sholl
Anita DeFrantz AwardJuliana LoBiondo
Isabel Bohn AwardMark McAndrew

Fan’s Choice Junior Athlete of the Year – Grace McGinley
Fan’s Choice Collegiate Athlete of the Year – Will Solberg
Fan’s Choice Masters Athlete of the Year – Hugh Gallagher
Fan’s Choice National Team Athlete of the Year – Dani Hansen
Fan’s Choice Junior Coach of the Year – Yunian Cabrera
Fan’s Choice Collegiate Coach of the Year – Nich Lee Parker
Fan’s Choice Masters Coach of the Year – Gabriele Cipollone

1 of 6 USRowing Medal – Kris Korzeniowski
2 of 6 Male Athlete of the Year – Blake Haxton
3 of 6 Female Athlete of the Year – Gevvie Stone
4 of 6 Jack Kelly Award – Bill Jurgens
5 of 6 Anita DeFrantz Award – Juliana LoBiondo
6 of 6 Isabel Bohn Award – Mark McAndrew

Sponsor Opportunities

Corporate sponsorships are available. Please contact Beth Kohl for more information at 203-761-8643 or email beth@usrowing.org.

Presenting Sponsor – $40,000

  • Reserved table for 12 guests – preferred seating
  • Recognition as Presenting sponsor in all Golden Oars materials and press releases
  • Recognition as a Corporate Sponsor of USRowing, with logo on website and inclusion in press materials for one year
  • Seating with two Olympians of your choice
  • Pre-Dinner Meet and Greet with 2016 US National Team, award winners and special guests
  • Opportunity to present one of the major awards
  • Full color back page ad in Dinner program

Gold Medal Sponsor – $25,000

  • Reserved table for 10 guests – preferred seating
  • Seating with one Olympian
  • Pre-dinner Meet and Greet with 2016 US National Team, award winners and special guests
  • Press Release announcing sponsorship
  • Recognition as Gold Medal Sponsor in program and all press materials /social media
  • Full page Ad in Golden Oars program

Silver Medal Sponsor – $10,000

  • Reserved seating for 6 guests – preferred seating
  • Seating with two 2016 National Team members
  • Recognition as Silver Medal Sponsor in program and all press materials/social media
  • Half Page Ad in Dinner Program

Bronze Medal Sponsor – $5,000

  • Reserved seating for 3 guests – preferred seating
  • Seating with two 2016 National Team Members
  • Recognition as Bronze Medal Sponsor in program and all press materials/social media
  • Half Page Ad in Dinner Program 

Rowing Fan – $2,000

  • One Dinner Ticket
  • Seating with a 2016 National Team Member
  • Recognition as a Rowing Fan in program and all press materials /social media

USRowing is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law and all monies raised support our programs.


Congratulatory Ads (Dinner Program)

  • Full page – $2,000.00
  • Half page – $1,000.00

Email Beth Kohl (beth@usrowing.org) for more information, including ad specs. All artwork for ads must be received by November 1, 2016.

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