Olympic Gold Medalist Oarsman Jason Read will help rockland rowing celebrate 15 Years of Community Service and the continued leadership of Ivan Rudolph-Shabinsky.
(Nyack, NY, April 12, 2018) - Olympic Gold Medalist Oarsman Jason Read will share his experiences as an Olympic gold medalist, World Trade Center first responder and University of Pennsylvania Assistant Men’s rowing coach. Mr. Read will join the River Rowing Association, RRA to celebrate the Fifteenth Anniversary of bringing rowing to hundreds of athletes, young, old and of all physical abilities.
Founded along the banks of the Hudson River in Nyack, NY; the RRA incorporated as an IRS 501(c)(3) public charity in 2003, and has steadily grown from an initial eight (8) high school rowers, to now serving more than 100 athletes of all ages and abilities. Dedicated to improving people’s lives through the sport of rowing, the RRA’s motto – “Pull with Purpose” – reflects its commitment to make a difference in everything we do and to pursue excellence at all levels of the sport.
The Honoree, Ivan Rudolph-Shabinsky, President, has been instrumental in organizing, fundraising, volunteering and encouraging our rowing family to make Rockland County a better place. His enthusiastic support has funded numerous community improvements including a New York State funded construction of an “Eco-dock” in the Village of Nyack; low profile docks at Congers Lake, and community partnerships with various local companies and municipalities, including Suez and Orange & Rockland; Rockland utilities, Town of Clarkstown, Village of Nyack, Palisades Interstate Park Commission, and Rockland Lake State Park. Most recently, through generous contributions from our community partners, the RRA has added a rowing barge permitting our adaptive athletes a safe way to join the rowing community.
In addition to the dinner, the next day, on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 8am the RRA will host an open house, reunion row and short dedication ceremony for the new rowing barge.