Members of the youth racing team for Norwalk River Rowing (who received this week's News12 CT Hometown Hero recognition) are participating in an “Ergathon” on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Darien Sport Shop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise money for the Matthew Zucker Scholarship Fund. Barbara and Mark Zucker established this fund in memory of their son Matthew, an avid rower and NRRA athlete, who lost his battle with brain cancer in 1988.
The Matthew Zucker Fund enables NRRA to fulfill its unique mission of providing scholarships to young people who otherwise could not afford to learn to row or to discover the same self-confidence, self-discipline and love of rowing that Matthew did.
For the past 13 years, NRRA young athletes have raised money for the fund by means of an “Ergathon” whereby each athlete attempts to row ten kilometers (10,000 meters) on their ERG machines and receives pledges and donations for their efforts.
My son Charlie has the 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. time slot to complete his 10,000 meters and I too will be there chaperoning the event. Please stop by the Darien Sport Shop and cheer on the Norwalk River rowers and make a donation to this very worthwhile fund. Donations can also be made on Norwalk River Rowing's website.