Brock Rowing to host BadgerBash at OUA Championships
The Brock University men's and women's rowing teams will host
the 1st Annual BadgerBash Rowing Alumni event on Saturday October
29th, 2011 at the St Catharines Henley Island.
"Brock Rowing has had a "Tradition of Excellence" over its 47-year history," said Director of Athletics Robert Hilson. "I look forward to meeting all the rowing alumni this weekend at the OUA Championships. Since its inception the rowing program has been teaching student-athletes to be their best, honing their skills of competition, building champions on the water and training young individuals to be featured leaders in our community."
Recently, Brock student-athlete Travis King captured a bronze medal at the Pan American Games and will be in attendance this weekend.
This year's celebration will be highlighting crews from the 1970's and 1980's.
The Brock rowing program has a rich tradition of excellence. This event has been created to celebrate the history and engage the alumni that all play an important role in the program's continued success.
"We hope this event each year will gain momentum towards the 2014 season in which Brock Rowing will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary," said head Peter Somerwil. "We have had a great response from our alumni for this special event. We would like to thank all those alumni that have reconnected with their crews and spread the word in order for this to a successful alumni gathering."
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
OUA CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS BEGIN (Rowing alumni tent set up on the island)
REUNION ROWS (meet at Badger boathouse)
BQ AND DRINKS AT THE ALUMNI CLUBHOUSE HENLEY ISLAND
Boat Christening and remarks by coach Peter Somerwil and
Athletic Director, Robert Hilson
Ticket Price: $20 (includes 2 drinks and 1 food item)
Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the purchase of a new coach boat motor