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“Shell” Dedicated to Former Board Member

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The Purdue Crew Team Alumni recently donated two new shells to the team and dedicated one to their longtime head coach, Dave Kucik, and the second to his wife, Lonni. Joe Micon, LUM executive director, was in attendance for the dedication of the second shell named for Lonni Kucik. Lonni, a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, West Lafayette (a LUM member church), served on the LUM Board of Directors and Executive Council.

Purdue Crew Team continues to be a very generous supporter of LUM, in particular the LUM Good Samaritan Fund and Hunger Hike. This past February, the crew team donated $8,542 to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund from their Row-A-Thon fundraising event.

Pictured above is the dedication ceremony which includes the “christening” of the shell with water directly from the Wabash River, the home of the Purdue Crew Team. Join us in congratulating Lonni & Dave on this honor; and once again thanking the Purdue Crew Team for their continued support of LUM.

Purdue Crew Raises $14,457.26 for LUM

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{To see more photos of the Row-A-Thon Check Presentation event, click on the photos.}

Purdue crew logoAt a special event on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 3:15 p.m. at the Purdue Boathouse (500 Brown Street, West Lafayette, Indiana), representatives from the Purdue Crew Team presented Lafayette Urban Ministry with a check for $14,457.26 for the LUM Good Samaritan Fund. The monies were raised by the members of the Purdue Crew Team through the annual Purdue Row-a-Thon event which took place on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Tippecanoe Mall (Lafayette, Indiana). 

The Check Presentation event was hosted by David Kucik, Purdue Crew Team Head Coach, and remarks were given by several 2013-02-06 RowAThon_CheckPresentation 021 (2)dignitaries as follows:

  • John Dennis, Mayor of West Lafayette
  • Tony Roswarski, Mayor of Lafayette
  • Howard Taylor, Director of Recreational Sports, Purdue University

The check was presented by John Reidy, the Purdue Crew Club president, to Joe Micon, Executive Director of LUM, and Eileen Weiss, LUM Business Manager.

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Row-A-Thon Check Presentation — Video

Row-A-Thon Promotional — Video

To view more Photos from the Row-A-Thon Check Presentation event, click HERE.


David Kucik, Purdue Crew Team, Head Coach
765-491-4700 | dwk@purdue.edu

Joe Micon, Lafayette Urban Ministry, Executive Director
765-423-2691 | jmicon@lafayetteurbanministry.org

Purdue Row-A-Thon 2013 — January 19, 2013

{To see more photos of the 2013 Row-A-Thon event, click on the photos below.}

2013-01-19 Row-a-Thon 173 (2)Each January, the Purdue Rowing Team sponsors “Row-a-thon” in support of the LUM Good Samaritan Fund (formerly known as the Centralized Emergency Fund). During “Row-a-thon” the co-ed team members row a marathon of 26 miles in three hours on indoor rowing machines. Stop by on Saturday and check it out.

John Reidy, 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.”

Purdue Row-a-Thon 2013 took place on 

  • Saturday, January 19th
  •  from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the 

Tippecanoe Mall, Lafayette (near Macy’s).

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You still may support Row-a-Thon. Please make checks payable to Purdue Crew Club and mail your checks to Purdue Crew, 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.)

Thanks to John Reidy, Head Coach David Kucik and the entire rowing team for supporting LUM.

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Check out more PHOTOS from 2013 Purdue Row-a-Thon, click HERE.

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