AB Crew is committed to being accessible to all, especially at this time when teens are in particular need of community, outdoor exercise, mental focus, and opportunities to build confidence. Fundraising helps keep costs down and gives us the resources to develop our team to its full potential.

Arlington-Belmont Crew is a 501 c (3) non-for-profit and receives no financial support from either school or town. The operating budget to pay for coaches, team travel, training, race fees, scholarships, and
equipment repair exceeds $100,000 per season. 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. We use the funds raised to cover general operating cost, purchase boats, oars, shoes attached to the boats, the launch boats and motors, and repainting
the equipment.

Current Athletes and Families 2023

Click Here To Find Your Athlete To Support

What is the Virtual Cash Calendar fundraiser, how does it work?

AB Crew’s Virtual Cash Calendar is a raffle contest that takes place during the month of June. For every donation of $10.00, you will get
4 chances to win $100. There will be 4 drawings for $100.00 and all entries remain for all drawings, except the winner of a previous drawing. The winners are selected through a random drawing by a Board member each week in June.

What are the goals of the Cash Calendar?

Every AB Crew athlete will raise a minimum of $200.00 with a goal of a total of $20,000 for operations and equipment, and to build community awareness.

What do athletes do?

Each athlete raises a minimum of $200 per water season.
Some Recommendation for Fundraising:

  • Send an email with the link and an explanation
  • Text friends and family
  • Post on Socials
  • Go door to door (keeping social distancing in mind)
  • Go to local small business and ask for support
  • Share QR code on all social and requests for support

Alumni Athletes and Friends
Annual Fund 2023

Click Here To Make A Donation To AB Annual Fund, Thank You!

Why does AB Crew Need an Annual Fund?

AB Crew continues to grow and thrive with ~100 athletes participating annually and led by 5 talented coaches. The team is a fixture in our communities, cultivating in our athletes a lifelong love of rowing, while developing a sense of deep community commitment, camaraderie, competitive spirit and strong leadership skills. AB Crew athletes train hard and, as many of you experienced, they are forging lifelong friendships and memories.

It is an exciting time down at Spy Pond! The Arlington “Cage” area has undergone a massive renovation. The grounds, fence and racks have been expanded and replaced, the land has been re-graded, trees trimmed and a new security fence around the perimeter is currently underway. The “Erg Room” in Belmont is currently undergoing some renovations as well. We continue to make investments in the future of AB Crew, the Arlington/Belmont communities at large, and most of all in our high school athletes.

And some things do not change…AB Crew is a not-for-profit organization that relies solely on participation fees and donations from generous supporters like you, to cover operating and capital expenses. We are grateful for the continued engagement of our alumni athletes and parents, and we are excited to kick-off our annual giving campaign as we return to the water and the excitement of regatta season!

Help AB Crew continue its tradition of excellence in rowing and as community youth leaders. Please make a tax-deductible donation today!

General Info

We accept Donor Advised Funds, Matching Gifts and Checks

Mail to:

Arlington-Belmont Crew, Inc, 216 Prospect St, Belmont, MA 02478
501 (c) 3 EIN#: 57-1231784 MA AG Account # 052048