USRowing Announces Gold Level Sponsors of 2017 Golden Oars Awards Dinner

PRINCETON, N.J. – USRowing and the National Rowing Foundation are pleased to announce that John Chatzky, The Jordan Company, and One Equity Partners will be Gold Level sponsors of the seventh annual Golden Oars Awards Dinner. The dinner, to be held Wednesday, November 15, at the New York Athletic Club in New York City, will honor excellence in rowing for 2017.

Co-hosted by USRowing and the National Rowing Foundation, Golden Oars is the one time each year when the rowing community gathers to honor its own. Bronze Level sponsors include Michael Brown and the Hospital for Special Surgery; Rowing Fan Level sponsors include Paul and Carrie Teti and Hiltzik Strategies. Proceeds from the dinner benefit USRowing and the National Rowing Foundation in support of U.S. National teams.

In addition to the Fan’s Choice Awards, to be announced on October 25, the following awards will be presented at the 2017 Golden Oars Awards Dinner:

USRowing Medal of Honor – Jim Joy
John J. Carlin Service Award – T. Gary Rogers
Jack Kelly Award – John Chatzky
Anita DeFrantz Award – Arshay Cooper
Isabel Bohn Award – Jeff McGinnis
Female Athlete of the Year – Ellen Tomek
Male Athlete of the Year – Andrew Reed

For tickets, sponsorship opportunities and more information, click here.

Silent and Live Auction

Also, this year’s Golden Oars event will feature an extensive silent auction. Guests can bid remotely on items like tickets to a Celtics/Knicks NBA game in Boston, autographed Olympic memorabilia, U.S. National Team training gear kits, custom Strokeside jewelry, a lifetime membership to USRowing and much more.

The silent auction will go live on November 1st. Click here to view auction items. Bidding will close on all auction items on Wednesday, November 15th at the conclusion of the awards dinner.

About The Jordan Company

The Jordan Company, founded in 1982, is a middle-market private equity firm that manages funds with original capital commitments in excess of $8 billion with a 35-year track record of investing in and contributing to the growth of many businesses across a wide range of industries. The senior investment team has been investing together for over 20 years, and they are supported by the Operations Management Group, which was established in 1988 to initiate and support operational improvements in portfolio companies. Headquartered in New York, TJC also has offices in Chicago. Visit for more information.

About One Equity Partners

One Equity Partners is the private investment arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and manages over $10.5 billion in commitments and investments solely for the bank. OEP enters into long term partnerships with companies to create sustainable value through long term growth, driven both organically and inorganically. Founded in 2001, OEP has 39 investment professionals in New York, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and elsewhere around the globe. Visit for more information.

About The National Rowing Foundation

The National Rowing Foundation supports athletes who pursue excellence in the sport of rowing with the primary goal of promoting United States’ participation in international rowing competitions, providing for the preservation of rowing history, and managing the Rowing Hall of Fame. Since 1966, the NRF has provided grants to hundreds of National Team athletes to follow their dream. For more information, visit​

About USRowing

USRowing is a nonprofit membership organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing selects, trains and manages the teams that represent the U.S. in international competition including the world championships, Pan American Games and Olympics. More than 85,000 individuals and 1,300 organizations strong, USRowing serves and promotes the sport on all levels of competition. USRowing membership reflects the spectrum of American rowers – juniors, collegians, masters and those who row for recreation, competition or fitness.

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