4th Annual Row for Autism Regatta on April 18, 2015
The Town of North Hempstead and Friends of Port Rowing are pleased to host the 4th Annual Row for Autism Regatta on April 18, 2015
The US Rowing-sponsored event is held at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Road, Port Washington, NY. Port Rowing offers the opportunity for those affected by autism to participate in the sport of rowing through our adaptive rowing program. The adaptive program partners rowers with special needs with able-bodied peers in both practice and in competitions.
What: 4th Annual Row for Autism Regatta
When: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: First Race begins promptly at 8:00am
Where: North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Road, Port Washington, NY
Directions: Click here for driving directions
Parking: Click here for parking map
History: Row for Autism was started in 2012 to raise money for our adaptive program and the autism advocacy organization, Autism Speaks. In 2014, our Third Annual Row for Autism drew 18 clubs from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Over a dozen local area schools have already signed up for the event. Twenty-five percent of all money raised will be donated to Autism Speaks of LI, with the remainder going towards the purchase of adaptive rowing equipment, which allows a disabled teenager to be paired with a typical peer mentor.
Residents can donate in person at the event, or online at PortRowing.com. Last year, over $30,000 was raised.