Spring 2017 WMRC Wishlist

WMRC could use a few new pieces of equipment to upgrade older boats and ensure that they are ready for SIRAs this weekend as well as the remaining spring regattas. Check out these select items from the WMRC Wishlist which would be particularly helpful and donate if you can! Coach Graham Ludmer and Tribe Rowing will put these to use ASAP!

It’s Time To Join FWR’s Bracket Challenge!!!

The need-to-knows:

What: Annual FWR bracket challenge.  First and second place win WMRC gear (valued at $75)

When: NOW! But definitely before March 16 at noon!

How: Follow the link to the website, pay through paypal, and you will be redirected to Yahoo!

Who: Everyone! All proceeds will go to the general fund and will help fund our boat naming ceremony!

For more information and questions, email [email protected]

2017 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge

It that time of year again! Time for Cinderella stories, bragging rights and the NCAA tournament.

FWR is hosting its annual NCAA Basketball Bracket Challenge Fundraiser!  This year, we are using Yahoo! Fantasy Sport’s Tourney Pick ‘Em. First and second place will receive WMRC apparel and bragging rights for the entire year!

The entry fee is $10 and is open to anyone.  If we have enough participation this year, we will use the proceeds to help fund a boat-naming banquet for WMRC’s new King 8+ prior to the Occoquan this year. So please consider inviting everyone you know to enter!!!

To register, simply use the button below to make your payment securely online.  After confirming payment from paypal, you will be redirected to a page with instructions on how to fill out your bracket through Yahoo! Sports (Yahoo!, Facebook or Gmail account required).  All entries must be received by March 16th at noon.

For more information and questions, email [email protected]

Thank You 2016 Donors!

Thanks to all of our donors during 2016. You have all been incredibly supportive and are each instrumental to the continued success of WMRC and FWR. The WMRC 50/50 Campaign was particularly successful and we achieved 93% of our $20,000 goal! More information on the conclusion of the 50/50 Campaign, including the purchase of the new King 8+ will be coming soon!

Donation receipts for 2016 have been sent to each donor. For one-time donors, most of these donation receipts were sent during the year, but donors who made more frequent donations, including our monthly subscribers, received their receipts during January 2017. If you don’t believe you received your receipt or need a replacement, email [email protected] FWR is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, IRS Tax ID number 54-1744679.

Support WMRC While Holiday Shopping

Ever wish you could profit share between Amazon.com and WMRC? Well, you can!!! If you use Amazon Smile (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1744679) and designate Friends of Williamsburg Rowing as your charity of choice, 1% of everything you buy from Amazon will be donated to FWR.

You must go to Amazon Smile instead of Amazon.  Amazon Smile is the exact same as Amazon and you can still use Prime, but only Amazon Smile automatically donates 1% to the charity of your choice.

Sign up today (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1744679) and Happy Black Friday shopping!

WMRC Homecoming Row & Tailgate



When: October 15, 2016 at 8 am and 12 am

Where: Chickahominy Riverfront Park and Blow Hall grassy area

Why: Morning row on the “glassy” Chick and food, drinks, and camaraderie

It’s the second annual WMRC Homecoming celebration! Alumni and current members alike, come out to the Chickahominy Riverfront Park Site at 8:00 a.m. for a refreshing morning row. Then meet up at noon for a reunion tailgate at the grassy area next to Blow Hall (between Monroe and Tyler) for complimentary food, alcoholic beverages, and other refreshments. Erging and rowing swag will also be available for those interested. Maybe you’re coming to see the boathouse, maybe you’d like to meet and support the bright new stars of the team, perhaps you’re itching to fly over the cool waters of the Chick, or maybe you’re just there for the food and memories. Whatever your reason, we’d love to see you! When you RSVP, please message us or email Sean Koebley at [email protected] to indicate if you’ll be attending the morning row, tailgate, or both. See you there!


4th Annual Fantasy Football Contest

FWR is hosting its 4th Fantasy Football Fundraiser!  Using Yahoo! Fantasy Sports your team will compete against other FWR entries.  In the end, the league winner will receive seat naming rights and most importantly, bragging rights! Last year’s winner was Sean Koebley!!!


The entry fee for the first 16 weeks of competition is $50.  All proceeds go to the FWR General Fund. To register, simply use the button below to make your payment securely online. After confirming payment from paypal, you will be contacted with instructions on how to join our league through Yahoo! Sports (Yahoo!, facebook or gmail account required).  All entries must be received September 2nd in time for the live online draft September 5th at 9:00pm EST. Registrants do not have to be FWR members. Invite your friends!

For more information and questions, email [email protected]

Spring 2016 WMRC Wishlist

As WMRC gears up for their final few 2ks for the year, help them cross the finish line first by contributing some needed equipment! WMRC Coach Jason Mitchell has requested the following high priority items.  Donate today!