This Saturday (January 31) the Purdue Rowing Team will be rowing a marathon in support of the Lafayette Urban Ministry – Good Samaritan Fund.
Each January, the Purdue Rowing Team sponsors “Row-A-Thon” in support of the LUM Good Samaritan Fund. This year’s Row-a-thon details are as follows:
- Event: Purdue Crew – Row-A-Thon
- Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015
- Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Place: Tippecanoe Mall, Lafayette – indoors near Macy’s
During “Row-a-thon” the co-ed team members row a marathon of 26 miles in three hours on indoor rowing machines. Robert Carmer, the Purdue Crew Club president, asks that “if you are financially able, please pull with us to support this effort…and show your support for your Purdue Crew Boilermakers as they pull for our community’s less fortunate.”
Donations may be made at the Row-A-Thon this Saturday or by mail. Checks should be made payable to Purdue Crew Club and mailed to Purdue Crew – Row-A-Thon, 355 N. Martin Jischke Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Please note: the funds raised from Row-a-thon will be split 50/50 between LUM and Purdue Crew Team.
Lafayette Urban Ministry
The LUM Good Samaritan Fund is an emergency financial assistance program which provides our community’s neediest families and children with a strong and reliable safety net. Help is offered for utility bills, rent, and prescription medications. In 2014, the Good Samaritan Fund provided assistance 2,454 times and $128,805 was shared.