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Restaurant Night 12/1, Silent Auction Begins This Friday, Erg Rental Return Postponed

posted Nov 28, 2020, 8:48 AM by Anne Fernandez   [ updated Nov 28, 2020, 8:48 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster ]

Good morning,

In this email (details below):

  1. Silent Auction Starts THIS FRIDAY

  2. Restaurant Night

  3. Volunteer Help

  4. Schedule

  5. Erg Rental Return Postponed

  6. Amazon Smile

  7. Woodson Weight Room Renovation 


  1. STARTS THIS FRIDAY — Silent Auction: Keep an eye out for the official unveiling of our 2020 silent auction beginning Black Friday, November 27th. Bid on creative gifts for friends and family or treat yourself to a beautiful series of custom flower arrangements — or a week at a lakefront retreat. Or celebrate your athlete with your own Woodson Rowing oar to hang on the wall! And don’t forget to buy a ticket for the raffle to win an Apple Watch!

    The auction will go live on Black Friday, November 27th and bidding will continue for a week. Thanks to our sponsor Donovan & Wagner, P.C. as well as our incredible volunteers, every dollar raised will benefit the Woodson crew boosters to help us have a successful season.

    You can preview some of the items now and come back beginning Friday to browse the catalog and bid on great gifts. And don’t forget to share it widely to help the team!

  2. Restaurant Night TUESDAY DECEMBER 1: Grab a bite and help Woodson Crew: Tuesday, December 1, plan to pick up dinner from Noodles & Co on Main Street in Fairfax to give the team another fundraising boost! Order online with the code GIVING50 or pick up in person between 4 and 8 PM to make sure your dinner helps the team.

    And thank you to everyone who turned out for our Chipotle restaurant night last week!

  3. Volunteer Help: Don’t forget, we still need help with other fundraising events including future restaurant nights or helping to put on a Zoom trivia night fundraiser. We are also gearing up for Valentine’s Day fundraiser. If you are interested in supporting any of these events, we would love to hear from you. Contact our Fundraising chair, Amelia DeSorrento at wtwcrewfundraising@gmail.com.

  4. Schedule: As you probably have learned from various updates from Woodson and VHSL, the schedule for high school sports looks like this:

    • Season 1/Winter sports — December 14 - February 20
    • Season 2/Fall sports — February 15 - May 1
    • Season 3/Spring sports — April 12 - June 26 (This includes rowing)

    The Crew Boosters board is continuing to work on this schedule with our parent organization, VASRA, and taking our cues from US Rowing which governs our sport.

  5. UPDATE — Erg rental return postponed: If you rented an erg from the team, you hopefully saw we have postponed erg rental to give the athletes more time to practice at home. This is due to the fact that, as return to school plans come together, we won’t be able to begin winter conditioning until January.

  6. Don’t Forget — Amazon Smile: As you make your way through your holiday shopping, don’t forget you can support Woodson Crew through Amazon Smile. If you don’t know about Amazon Smile, it’s a way to dedicate a small amount from every transaction on Amazon to the nonprofit of your choice. Here’s how to help W.T. Woodson Crew with every Amazon purchase:

    1. Start by heading to smile.amazon.com

    2. If you’ve never designated a nonprofit, log in to your amazon account.

    3. From there, you can select Woodson Crew as a nonprofit.

    4. If you’ve already picked a nonprofit to support but you want to switch over to supporting Woodson Crew, by clicking on this link and pressing the “Yes, change my charity” button.

    5. Now just be sure to start your shopping at smile.amazon.com.

    6. If you do your shopping on the Amazon app, you can use these instructions to make sure you support the team when you shop from your phone.

  7. Woodson High Weight Room: You may have heard that the Woodson Athletic Boosters are working to improve the fitness and weight room at the high school. Help the Boosters with a project that will benefit every athlete at Woodson, including our rowers: https://gf.me/u/y5txci 

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