From left: Alex DerStepanian (coxswain), Daniel Kim (stroke), Logan Freeman,  Xander de Venecia, Rohan Gandhi, Dereck Leigh, Will Newberry, Charles Forney,  Matthias Warkentin (bow). / Photo by Hugh McCabeFrom left: Alex DerStepanian (coxswain), Daniel Kim (stroke), Logan Freeman, Xander de Venecia, Rohan Gandhi, Dereck Leigh, Will Newberry, Charles Forney,  Matthias Warkentin (bow). / Photo by Hugh McCabe

Boys U-17 qualify for nationals

The Arlington-Belmont Crew Boys U-17 won a place last weekend at the U.S. Rowing Northeast Regionals competition in Lowell, as the team seeks support for its fund-raiser, which ends Friday, May 27.

"We are asking the Arlington and Belmont communities to support the Arlington-Belmont Crew Team and purchase tickets as part of our May Virtual Cash Calendar fund-raiser," said Doug Rosner, A-B Crew board president.

He said the funds are needed so that A-B Crew can continue to be accessible to all, especially when teens are in particular need of community, outdoor exercise, mental focus and opportunities to build confidence.

The fund-raiser helps keep athlete costs down, and gives us the resources to develop our team to its full potential, he said.

Every year, parents, extended families, alumni, community members and local businesses come together to support the athletes of Arlington-Belmont crew, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit serving about 100 teens from Arlington, Belmont and Minuteman high schools.

The team receives no financial support from either the schools or the towns it serves. The team covers all expenses through athlete fees and donations from community supporters. A-B crew uses the funds to support operations, purchase boats, oars, coach's launch boats and motors, and generally repair our equipment.

Buy tickets by clicking through to A-B crew's Virtual Cash Calendar >>

If you know a high school athlete on the team, you can buy a ticket from them as well. For every donation of $10, contributors get five chances to win $100. The winners are selected randomly in June. 

A-B crew photo album >>

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This fund-raising update was published Monday, May 23, 2022.