Cleveland Rowing Foundation Kicks off 18th Annual Rowing Regatta Weekend with Night Sprints on the Illuminated Cuyahoga River

Cleveland Rowing Foundation Kicks off 18th Annual Rowing Regatta Weekend with
               Night Sprints on the Illuminated Cuyahoga River

PR Newswire

CLEVELAND, Sept. 18, 2013

CLEVELAND, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Cleveland Rowing Foundation, an
organization that promotes and shares the athletic, health, educational and
social benefits of rowing throughout Greater Cleveland, is hosting a two-day,
rowing regatta weekend on September 20 and 21 along the Cuyahoga River. A new
event this year is Friday Night Lights (FNL), the first ever night rowing
races on the Cuyahoga River along a lighted course. Over 250 scholastic
rowers will compete in 500 meter sprint races on Friday, September 20, 2013
from 8 - 10:30 pm.

The following day, 2,000 rowers and 425+ boat entries from 50+ clubs from
around the country will compete in the Head of the Cuyahoga (HOTC) race on a
challenging 4,800-meter course with five major river turns for both medals and
bragging rights with the races starting at 8:00am and ending at 4:00 pm. Local
crews represented include Saint Ignatius High School, Shaker Heights High
School, Saint Joseph Academy, Cleveland Youth Rowing Association, St. Edward
High School, Cleveland Municipal School District, Case Western Reserve
University, Cleveland State University, John Carroll University, and Western
Reserve Rowing Association.

"We are thrilled to kickoff the HOTC with Friday Night Lights," said Pat
Connor, Regatta Director and Head Coach for Saint Ignatius crew "We expect to
attract a diverse mix of spectators by having rowing races both at night and
during the day. The illuminated course will add another dimension of
excitement to the atmosphere."

Registration details for the Head of the Cuyahoga, maps, parking and all other
regatta information are available at
http://clevelandrows.org/wp/head-of-the-cuyahoga-regatta/.

HOTC Regatta Sponsors include Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Lubrizol
Corp., ArcelorMittal, and Jim Grove of Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC. FNL
sponsors are Great Lakes Construction, Catanese Classic Seafood and Cereal
Food Processors, Inc.

About the Cleveland Rowing Foundation

The Cleveland Rowing Foundation (CRF) owns and operates the boathouse and
facilities for the benefit of its member organizations, programs, and the
Cleveland community. The Cleveland Rowing Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization that promotes and shares the athletic, health, educational and
social benefits of rowing throughout Greater Cleveland. The CRF works in
concert with community partners to enhance the recreational quality of the
Cuyahoga River.CRF hosts over 2,000 high school, collegiate and adult
athletes on the banks of the Cuyahoga River in downtown Cleveland.The
Cleveland Rowing Foundation is celebrating its 24^th year. For more
information, visit http://www.clevelandrows.org

For more information, please contact:
Jim Ridge

(216) 496-3763

jim.ridge3@gmail.com



Nikki DiFilippo

(216) 780-0472

nikki@viaveragroup.com

SOURCE Cleveland Rowing Foundation

Website: http://www.clevelandrows.org
 
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