NK Equipment, Open House, Joan Lin wan Blom Movie

Hi everyone! Hope you are all enjoying the last few weeks of summer!

As we begin to prepare for the season, we have a few quick dates and notes we would like to share with everyone.

1. The coaching staff is making an inventory on all the equipment before the season begins. If you have any PNRA/Mercer equipment or supplies please email Coach Justin (jochal@rowpnra.org) and Coach Jamie (jhamp@rowpnra.org) and let them know so we can account for it. We are especially looking for coxboxes, chargers, headsets, and speedcoaches, as we are missing a few!

2. Mercer will be hosting an open house event for prospective novice rowers during the first week of tryouts on Wednesday, August 29th from 6:45-8pm. The coaches will explain more on the first day of tryouts, but please spread the word to anyone who might be interested in coming and learning more about rowing. Novice does not start until the following week, so there will still be time to join!

3. PNRA will be hosting a viewing of Kiss the Joy, the inspirational story of Joan Lind van Blom, the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic medal, on Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd. It will be shown on the apron in front of the boathouse starting at 7:45pm. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students, and proceeds benefit the Joan Lind van Bloom Endowment for Women’s Sculling and PNRA’s Outreach Program. Please bring your own chairs and snacks. All are invited and we would love to have you join us!