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The #PCR10kChallenge is Back!

10k Challenge Promo

On Sunday, March 1st PCR will be kicking off our #PCR10kChallenge campaign and we need your help! PCR student-athletes, coaches, and board members will join together with a goal of rowing, erging, or running 10,000,000 meters and engaging 200 new supporters in our program. Individuals taking part will be tasked with:

1) ACCEPT: Accept the challenge by rowing, cycling, or running 10,000 meters (6.2 miles). (If this doesn't fit your training plan/style feel free to tailor the challenge so it meets your fitness goals! If you'd like to row your meters and don't have access to a rowing machine, please contact caitlin@philadelphiacityrowing.org and we'll help get you access!)

2) DOCUMENT YOUR 10K: Take a sweaty selfie of you and your teammates/co-workers upon completing the 10k challenge.

3) UPLOAD: Upload your photo to social media, tagging/challenging at least three of your friends or family members. Make sure to tag #PCR10kChallenge and @philadelphiacityrowing!

4) GIVE: Head to www.paypal.me/PhilCityRow to support our programs and help us bring this life-changing sport to public school youth throughout the city.

We hope we can count on your support as we work to share rowing with all young Philadelphians and empower them to reach their greatest potential! Additional information about the campaign, FAQs, and sample posts can be found below. If you have any further questions, please reach out to info@philadelphiacityrowing.org

THANK YOUR FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF PCR!

Kids erging

FAQs!

How do I participate in the PCR 10k Challenge?

1) ACCEPT: Accept the challenge by rowing, cycling, or running 10,000 meters (6.2 miles). (If this doesn't fit your training plan/style feel free to tailor the challenge so it meets your fitness goals! If you'd like to row your meters and don't have access to a rowing machine, please contact caitlin@philadelphiacityrowing.org and we'll help get you access!)

2) DOCUMENT YOUR 10K: Take a sweaty selfie of you and your teammates/co-workers upon completing the 10k challenge.

3) UPLOAD: Upload your photo to social media, tagging/challenging at least three of your friends or family members. Make sure to tag #PCR10kChallenge and @philadelphiacityrowing!

4) GIVE: Head to www.paypal.me/PhilCityRow to support our programs and help us bring this life-changing sport to public school youth throughout the city.

Do I have to donate if I take the challenge?

While every donation, no matter how large or small, makes a huge difference, you do not have to donate in order to participate. Simply by posting in support of the PCR 10k Challenge you’re already raising awareness for our programs and our student athletes. Making a donation, however, will help drive our mission forward and our life changing programs to students throughout Philadelphia who have previously been excluded from rowing and the benefits its provides. So, participating AND donating is ideal.

How do I donate?

CLICK HERE to make an online donation. You can also donate through Venmo (@PhilaCityRowing) or mail a check made out to Philadelphia City Rowing to 450 Plymouth Road, suite 305, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. Please put 10k Challenge in the memo line with your check or Venmo donation so we know to attribute your gift to this campaign!

What does Philadelphia City Rowing Do?

PCR uses a positive sports-based youth development model to empower Philadelphia public school students to reach their greatest potential. In addition to our rigorous rowing program, we also provide nutrition education, mentoring, water safety instruction (swim lessons), college counseling, SAT prep courses, college visits, and career exploration. In 2014, we added a middle school program that allowed us to reach students even earlier in their development of healthy habits and hopefully in time to help them stay on track for high school graduation. All of our programs and services are offered to our participants at no cost, except the commitment of their time and effort.

Each year we serve 300+ youth between our high school, middle school, and summer camps. These students come from 45 different schools throughout Philadelphia. More than 50% of our participants are from low-income families, and to date, we are proud to say that 100% of our athletes have graduated on time and with a plan for furthering their education or vocational training.

Additional information about our mission and values can be found online at www.philadelphiacityrowing.org/about-pcr

Sample Posts:

Pumped to be supporting @philadelphiacityrowing and their #PCR10KChallenge today as they work to engage students throughout Philadelphia in the life changing sport of rowing. I nominate @person1 @person2 and @person3 to do the same!

Love what @philadelphiacityrowing is doing to bring more diversity to our sport and all the work they are doing with kids in the Philly Public Schools. I am happy to support the #PCR10KChallenge and nominate @organization1 @organization2 @organization3 do the same!

High schools sports helped me become the person and athlete I am today. I am happy to support @philadelphiacityrowing and the #PCR10KChallenge. I nominate @rowingteam1 @rowingteam2 and @rowingteam3 do the same!

Affordable sport and youth development opportunities are so important but quickly becoming not accessible. @philadelphiacityrowing does great work and I am happy to support the #PCR10KChallenge. I nominate @group1 @group2 and @group3 to do the same!