Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club

Our Fundraising Mission

Western Reserve Rowing Association provides and promotes adult competitive and recreational rowing for the Northeast Ohio community through quality programming.

Why we ask for contributions

WRRA runs a variety of programs that serve more than 500 adult rowers and competes in local, regional and national regattas.

WRRA pays for programs, an club manager, coaching fees, and equipment, including boats that range in cost from $8,000 for a single scull to over $38,000 for an eight-oared racing shell. In addition to boats, and related equipment such as riggers, oars, and coxswain speaker systems (cox boxes), WRRA provides launches and motors needed for coaching on the water, and a trailer for transporting boats to regattas.

To complete its mission, WRRA relies on volunteers and contributors, both on the individual and corporate level. Dues and fees alone are not sufficient to cover the cost of the programs. Boats have been generously donated or funded by donors within the WRRA community or Cleveland community members.

WRRA is qualified as a not-for-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Contributions to such organizations are generally tax deductible. However, the WRRA can not provide advice about the deductibility of any particular contribution. Please consult a tax professional if you have questions.