CLEMSON, SC - The Clemson women’s rowing team will hold the Team Up for Clemson Regatta on Saturday, October 26, on Lake Hartwell starting at 9:00 AM. The Tigers will partner with amateur teams to raise money for local non-profit organizations in the event, hosted by the Joint City-University Advisory Board.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Joint City-University Advisory Board on this great event,” said Clemson head coach Robbie Tenenbaum. “There are going to be hundreds of people that have never rowed before that are going to be exposed to our great sport. We look to further bring the University and City of Clemson community even closer together while raising some money for local charities.”
Clemson rowers have been working to teach amateur teams from local churches, non-profits, business and university departments and organizations how to row so they can face off in a series of races. Each boat will have six amateurs along with two athletes from the rowing team.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the things that make Clemson distinctive,” said Rick Cotton, City Administrator and event planning chairman. “We have great town-gown relations, a vibrant college town, a major research university, a lakefront location, a championship-caliber women’s rowing team and a lot of competitive spirit. It’s also a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise and raise money for worthwhile causes.”
Proceeds from the regatta will benefit the women’s rowing team as well as Clemson Community Care, the Clemson Child Development Center, Littlejohn Community Center, the Arts Center, Clemson Area African-American Museum and the Clemson Free Clinic.
The event is open to the public with a suggested entry fee of $1 or two cans of food per person. Concessions will be available for purchase at the event as well.
Race Schedule and Teams:
9am - Non-profit division: Littlejohn Community Center, Clemson Free Clinic, the Arts Center, Clemson Child Development Center, Clemson Community Care and Clemson Area African American Museum
10am - Community and business division: Clemson Conference Center & Inn, Clemson University Faculty Senate, Upstate Boot Camp, Sardis Den and Soluna
11am - College team division: Tri-County Technical College, Southern Wesleyan University, Clemson University Staff Senate, Clemson University School of Accountancy and Finance, Clemson University Office of Human Resources, Clemson University Division of Student Affairs
Noon - Clemson community division: (Teams of area residents) Team Hot Flash, Crazy Cousins, The Yankee Clippers, Team Cold Sweats and Rock and Rowers
1pm - Church team division: St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, First Baptist Clemson, First United Methodist Church, Clemson Presbyterian and Cannon Memorial Baptist Church
2pm - Service organization division: Rotary Club of Clemson, Clemson Lions Club, Calhoun Rotary Club, City of Clemson, Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce and Clemson Sertoma Club
3pm - President’s Final Cup: Winners from each division will race