Successful Summer Row-A-Thon in Corona 2019
On Saturday, June 1, 2019, ABC Hopes hosted their 7th Row-A-Thon at CrossFit Lifted-South in Corona, CA. The purpose of the Row-A-Thon was to raise funds for the benefit of two local deserving families, the Fox Family and Fidel Guiterrez. Along with this, our Hopers were given another opportunity to be involved in the community.
One hundred and forty people registered for the event, kicking off the day with 13 teams of determined row-a-holics. Each team completed 42,195 meters, a full marathon, on a Concept 2 rowing machine.
“It’s great how ABC Hopes can take part in helping others. Giving back to others is an important lesson we remind our Hopers and Ridgers of when we host Row-A-Thons,” said Katie Moore, Executive Director of ABC Hopes.
With our nine amazing sponsors, countless donors, and 140 awesome rowers, we raised $8,300. A special thanks to Team Kami that took the initiative to reach out to their employer, The Walt Disney Travel Company, to match their donation.
We had a special guest attend and row, ABC Hopes’ first Row-A-Thon recipient, Tayvin. And one of our very own Hopers, Jessica, was surprised with cake and candles to celebrate her birthday.
“It is so great to see everyone coming together. I am so happy to be here,” said Fidel Gutierrez, Row-A-Thon recipient.
Thank you to BAABANG Grub N’ Stuff for serving delicious burgers for our attendees, Suja for donating cold press juice for the rowers, and Nutrishop Corona/Eastvale and Jersey Mikes for donating swag to our first place winners.
“Each Row-A-Thon is unique and so special. It’s beautiful to watch our mission of helping others in full effect and to see that others care about helping their community,” said Katie Moore.
If you are interested in participating or getting involved with our charitable Row-A-Thons, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out where we are headed next.
Teams and Times
Corona Fire & PD 2:18.13
Jenel’s Team 2:44.04
Team Kami 2:47.12
Team Ocho 2:54.46
Hot Girls 2:56.06
Team Rolston 2:58.05
Rowing Pains 3:03.26
Lifted 0830 Crew 3:05.36
Adams Dragons 3:34.28
ABC Hopes 3:39.02
Team Jessica 3:44.09