NEWS AND EVENTS
OUR NEXT EVENT
March 27th, 2020
Sheraton Grand Seattle
The Row to the Future Benefit Breakfast is the largest annual fundraiser for the Pocock Foundation. It features inspirational speakers and focuses on the central mission of the foundation: to provide more kids with access to rowing, regardless of circumstance.
Proceeds from the Breakfast provide need-based scholarships, uniforms and training gear, coaching, transportation, swimming and more for youth who need support in order to row.
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
January 25, 2020
Hosted by Mt.Baker Rowing and Sailing Center
Location: Rainier Community Center located at 4600 38th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
NW Ergomania!, the NW Indoor Rowing Championships, provides the entire Pacific Northwest region with the opportunity to race in over 20 categories including 2000 and 1000 meter sprints, adaptive events, 500 meter dash for youth and coxswains, and the Hour of Power.
Athletes as young as 11 years old up to 111 years old are welcome to come and try their best on an entirely new fleet of Concept2 Model D ergs. Live race simulations on a jumbo screen provide spectators with a live visual update of where competitors stand in their race.
This event is free for spectators and open to the public, so come cheer on your friends and fellow rowers as they compete in this championship event!
For information on purchasing one of the ergometers used at the event contact Patty Finney at 206-403-1195 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
a most beautiful thing
April 4th, 2020
Pacific Science Center | PACCAR IMAX Theater
Executive Produced by Academy Award-winning artist, Common, along with NBA stars Grant Hill and Dwyane Wade, and Grammy-winning producer 9th Wonder, this new documentary film from award-winning filmmaker, Mary Mazzio, chronicles the first African American high school rowing team in this country (made up of young men, many of whom were in rival gangs from the West Side of Chicago, all coming together to row in the same boat). This project explores not only the safety these young men found on the water, but the trauma of violence and cyclical poverty, examining how these young men were able to support each other in reimagining a different future for themselves, and how rowing and the water provided the backdrop for that opportunity. These young men came together, after 20 years out of the boat, to race this past summer, not only to celebrate the team’s founding but the fact that they are still alive. This is their story.
Join GPRF and the rowing community for the Seattle premiere of A Most Beautiful Thing at the Pacific Science Center PACCAR IMAX Theater on Saturday, April 4th, 2020.
Tickets go on sale February 2020.