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Rowing on Your Backyard River

04 Jul 2014 9:39 PM | Deleted user
“The sport grabbed me from the start. I loved everything about it — being outside, enjoying nature, being on the water, the sense of teamwork, the camaraderie,” – Deb Suttner

It was the first Boats, Brews and Burgers celebration that is held after each four week Learn to Row class. Members of the Grand Rapids Rowing Association and the new rowers mixed together to have an informal race on the Grand River, simply for fun. When everyone got off the water and stood on the dock clapping for each other, president Landon Bartley was flooded with joy. After all the years of struggling to accelerate the association, at that moment he was baffled.

“Holy cow. This is actually working. People actually love this,” he thought.

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