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FUNDRAISING 

Even though Forest Hills Public Schools help defer a small percentage of our costs, most of our team budget is based on participation fees, fundraising and sponsorship. The average fiscal year budget for FHC’S Rowing program is $80,000 - $100,000, which makes fundraising and volunteer support the lifeblood of our program. Without fundraising, the FHC Rowing Team would simply not exist. 

 

We are all in this together – rowers, parents, our alumni network and volunteers. Participation and force multiplication are critical. Together, we are stronger. 

 

Throughout the year, the Forest Hills Central High School Crew Boosters organize several different fundraising activities to support our team. They are listed below. You can help support the team by participating in our fundraising initiatives!

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Rowathon

Our first annual Head of the Bottom Rowathon, held on November 7, 2021, was a fabulous success! Six FHC Rowing teams competed on rowing machines to “virtually” row the Grand River from Hillsdale County to Ada. 

 

Not only did we smash our distance goal (combined our rowers totaled over 441,000 meters versus our 350,000-meter goal), but our fundraising totals generated far more than we anticipated. Donations came from alumni, friends, family, and partners both locally and nationally. We even received international donations! Over 250 contributors helped make our first Rowathon a success!

 

See photos from the event here.

 

Look for our second annual Head of the Bottom Rowathon in the Fall of 2022. The competition will be fierce, and we’ll need participation from everyone to beat our inaugural Rowathon results!

FHC Crew Christmas Tree Recycling Service Project 

In conjunction with the Ada Township Parks Department, the FHC Crew Team just completed its ninth year of picking up and recycling Christmas trees to raise money to support the team.

 

See photos from the event here.

 

Please plan on supporting the FHC Crew team next year by making your reservation online.

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Silent Auction and Celebration 

You are cordially invited to join us for an evening of "Fun"-raising and Celebration! The FHC Crew Biannual Auction will be held Friday, February 23, 2024, at Wildwood Farms.

 

This year's theme, Pulling Together, underscores the sentiment that we are all in this together. Parents, alumni, and friends of FHC Crew play an important role in the success of our team. The FHC Crew family can make a significant impact by ensuring that our team is properly equipped to compete at the highest level. Additionally, we want to celebrate the collective effortthat propels our team forward with everyone who makes this possible.

 

Please visit our auction website for more information and to purchase tickets.

 

https://one.bidpal.net/fhccrew2024auction/welcome

Restaurant Nights

Typically held at Noodles & Company, the FHC Crew Team receives a percentage of all sales for one evening at the restaurant. Watch for announcements via email and plan to join us for FHC Crew Team Restaurant Nights! 

 

Have a Fundaising Idea?

If you have a fundraising idea or suggestion for the FHC Crew Team, please contact Matt Cushman, FHC Crew Boosters Chair for Fundraising: 

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