Ergathon FAQ

AB Crew ERG-A-THON FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q.  Why does Arlington-Belmont Crew need to fundraise? 

Arlington-Belmont Crew is a 501 c (3) non-for-profit and receives no financial support from either school or town. We cover all expenses through fees and donations from generous supporters.  Our parents, extended families, alumni, community members and local businesses come together to support our athletes.  The per season operating budget to pay for coaches, team travel, training, race fees, scholarships, and equipment repair exceeds $100,000 per season. 

Q.  When and where is the Erg-A-Thon? 

  • When: Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 10:00 am  – 1:00 pm
  • Where: Teams will be in Arlington and Belmont public locations (TBD).
  • All are welcome to attend.

Q: What are the goals of the Erg-A-Thon?

  • Fundraising - $22K for operational expenses
  • Team Building for Athletes 
  • Recruiting and Community Awareness

Q. How does it work?

Rowers will each raise a minimum of $250.00 over the next few weeks. On May 7, 2017 the ergs will be arranged in 2 public locations in Belmont and Arlington, the Team will be divided into 18 mixed teams, with each having the goal of trying to complete 31,250 meters on the rowing machines (aka ergs).

Q: How do I donate?

You can sponsor an individual rower by writing a check, giving cash or using the on-line donation system at abcrewteam.org (select the rower’s name from the pull-down menu).  Donations in any amount are appreciated.  Suggested amounts for Erg-A-Thon: Friend $25   Supporter   $50.00   Champion $100.00

All donors will be listed on the Erg-A-Thon Thank You Page at www.abcrewteam.org
All donations are due by May 7th 2017.

Q: What are corporate sponsorship levels?

Gold $1,000:   Name on Sponsor Banner on day of event in both Arlington and Belmont locations,  name recognition in all PR for event in local papers, name on front page of AB Crew website for spring season
Silver $500: Name on Sponsor Poster on day of event in both Arlington and Belmont locations, name recognition on Sponsor Thank You Page of AB Crew website for spring season
Bronze $250: Name on Sponsor Poster on day of event in both Arlington and Belmont locations, name recognition on Erg-A-thon Thank You Page of AB Crew website for spring season

Additional sponsorship levels are available for boat naming and other naming opportunities.
For additional details please contact Tara McCabe at tmccabe@abcrewteam.org