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Philadelphia Youth Invite

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 New/Updated!

Philly is around the corner! I need to get an exact head count for racing, just to make 100% sure we have everyone accounted for, and for the dorms. Please e-mail me ASAP if you, or your kids, are going to Philly and let me know if you are staying at a hotel or at the dorms. Dorms are free of charge and available to parents and kids.

Cost for attendance will be announced as soon as we finalize travel fees and registration fees.

Everyone is welcome to head down to Philly whenever you'd like, we will be leaving with the trailer around 10am Friday. If you are staying at the dorms I will give details about arrival as soon as I get final numbers.

Some parents are in the process of organizing food for Saturday, please talk to each other if you'd like to organize this as a group!

Rowers will all need to be at the course on Saturday at 7:30am, we will begin getting boats down and head to the coaches coxswains meeting.

If you plan to park near the race course you MUST print a parking pass on the website: http://philadelphiayouthregatta.com/index.php/spectators/parking and place it on your dashboard.

More information, including directions and eventually the schedule, is available at their website: http://philadelphiayouthregatta.com/

There is a course map available on the website, I highly recommend that all rowers are familiar with it before heading down, and that they ask questions if they have them! The race course is 2,000m (a mile and a quarter) and there is a slight bend right around the 1,500m mark.

Directions and other info about the college will be posted as soon as I get finalized numbers.

Weather Saturday in Philadelphia looks good, but hot! Bring sunscreen and plenty of water and Gatorade.

As usual, if you have any additional questions, please contact me: DrewKroft@shencrew.com

If you plan to drive down and you want my cell number, please grab me after practice this week. Just ask anyone there for Drew, I'm there 6-12 every day this week, except Friday, I'll be gone by 10. I likely won't be able to answer while driving the trailer Friday morning, but my secretary will be happy to respond to calls and texts on my behalf.

Posted by: Drew Kroft

Canadian Henley Regatta - WAIVER

Thursday, July 17, 2014

All athletes competing in Canada this summer need to sign a waiver online. Use the following link to complete the waiver:


IMPORTANT: Boys team members must enter Shen for club name, and Girls team members must enter Burnt Hills for club name.

Posted by: Sean O'Brien

Uni Orders Due Aug 10

Monday, July 21, 2014 New/Updated!

All Freshman rowers need to order a uni by August 10th. Click on uniforms and clothing tab. Questions can be direct to Louse at clothing@shencrew.com

Louise will also be taking orders for the custom Jacket or Long Sleeve warm up shirt.

Posted by: Ellen Sherry

Bottle Drive, Oct 4th

Monday, July 21, 2014 New/Updated!

The fall bottle drive will be Oct 4th. Start saving your bottles!

Posted by: Ellen Sherry

Healthplex Program

Monday, July 14, 2014

Wednesday and Friday are the structured days with Mike at the Healthplex. The program begins at 1pm. Rowers will be given workouts to do on the non structured days at the gym.

Posted by: Ellen Sherry

New York State Championships

Monday, May 12, 2014

At the New York State Rowing Competition, Shen Crew takes third place in three events. Congratulations to the boys and girls senior doubles, and the girls senior 8. These boats now move into National Competition at either Scholastic Nationals in New Jersey or The National Schools’ Championship Regatta in Saratoga. Go Shen Crew!!

Posted by: Drew Kroft

Remind 101

Monday, April 21, 2014

Updated to include masters.

We are going to start using a new system to get messages out to parents and athletes. It is a one-way messaging system for crew to send out notifications. This will allow anyone signed up (from as many devices and addresses as they like) to receive text messages, and takes about 30 seconds to subscribe to receive the messages. We will use these messages to send out announcements, practice cancellations and reminders. It is free to use, and if you wish to unsubscribe you simply text "stop" to the number.

To sign up for these text reminders simply text the code for the group you wish to join to (518) 633-1673 and that's it. You may join as many groups as you want, and leave any groups in the future.

Group codes:
Varsity Boys: @shencrewvb
Varsity Girls: @shencrewvg
Freshmen Boys: @shencrewfb
Freshmen Girls: @shencrewfg
Mod Boys: @shencrewmb
Mod Girls: @shencrewmg
Masters : @shenmaster

To leave a group after joining text "unsubscribe @groupCode" to (518) 633-1673, or text "stop" to unsubscribe from all classes.

Posted by: Drew Kroft

Raise Money With GoodSearch

Monday, January 28, 2013

Please get on board now! We started with only 2 supporters 2 weeks ago, and have gotten up to 15 supporters. By doing nothing different except using a different search engine these 15 supporters have raised $4.00 in less than 2 weeks. Please help us turn this $4.00 into $40 and eventually $400!

Here is a very simple way to help Shen Crew out. GoodSearch.com uses a Yahoo! powered search engine. Every time you search using GoodSearch.com, they will donate about a penny to your favorite nonprofit (hopefully you choose Friends of Shenendehowa Crew). It's that simple.

In addition, do all of your shopping through their online shopping mall, GoodShop.com, where you can shop at more than 2,600 top online retailers and a percentage of your purchases will go to the charity or school of your choice. You pay the same price as you normally would, but a donation goes to your cause!

You can also enroll in the GoodDining program. Eat at over 10,000 participating restaurants nationwide and you can earn up to 6% of every dollar spent on the meal as a donation for your charity or school.

Here's the web site — http://www.goodsearch.com/ . You can also read about GoodSearch in the NY Times, Oprah Magazine, CNN, ABC News and the Wall Street Journal.

This is an easy way for you to help Shen Crew by doing the things that you already do, and it is of no cost at all to you! Please help us out and sign up for GoodSearch.

Posted by: Drew Kroft

Use iGive.com for online shopping

Monday, January 28, 2013

Now more than ever, smart shoppers are looking for ways to stretch every dollar. In these uncertain economic times, we all face hard choices as we plan for special occasions, holiday gifts, and charitable giving. With iGive.com, you don’t have to choose between buying something or sending a donation to Friends of Shenendehowa Crew Inc. Now you can buy the things you need, save money with exclusive iGive coupons and deals, and feel good knowing that a portion of each purchase benefits our organization.
> Learn more at: www.iGive.com/shencrew

We have currently raised about $600 with iGive. Please help us double that $600 by the end of the spring season and going through iGive to do all of your online shopping with your favorite websites. There are over 1,000 online stores that participate and will donate a percentage of your sale to Shen Crew. Please sign up now and help donate every time you shop online.

Posted by: Drew Kroft