National Learn to Row Day brings people out to Rowing Club - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

National Learn to Row Day brings people out to Rowing Club

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

Saturday was National Learn to Row Day and the Augusta Rowing Club helped people of all ages out on the Savannah River.

This is the thirteenth year the club has held classes as part of National Learn to Row Day, giving the community a chance to learn more about the sport and to get in a boat to row.

Instead of charging participants a fee, the club asked for donations to Golden Harvest Food Bank. Rowing coach Kay Fletcher says the club chose to collect donations because they wanted the event to be about more than rowing.

"We had someone who was connected with Golden Harvest and that was our introduction to a way of giving back to the  community as well," Fletcher says.

If you missed the event but are still interested in getting involved in rowing, visit the Augusta Rowing Club's website.

Copyright 2014 WFXG. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Trump backs off siding with Russia over US intelligence

    Trump backs off siding with Russia over US intelligence

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:31:41 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:47 AM EDT2018-07-18 10:47:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

    More >>

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

    More >>
  • Former local doctor fined $1.2 million

    Former local doctor fined $1.2 million

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:21 AM EDT2018-07-18 10:21:33 GMT
    Former local doctor fined $1.2 million (WIS)Former local doctor fined $1.2 million (WIS)

    New developments in a health care fraud investigation involving a former Columbia County doctor. Former Doctor Firoz Patka legal troubles are adding up. A federal judge is ordering Patka pay $1.2 million  for operating a virtual pill mill in local clinics.

    More >>

    New developments in a health care fraud investigation involving a former Columbia County doctor. Former Doctor Firoz Patka legal troubles are adding up. A federal judge is ordering Patka pay $1.2 million  for operating a virtual pill mill in local clinics.

    More >>
  • Bear attacks elderly NH woman after breaking into house to look for food

    Bear attacks elderly NH woman after breaking into house to look for food

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:35 AM EDT2018-07-18 08:35:40 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:35 AM EDT2018-07-18 08:35:40 GMT
    Apryl Rogers, 71, suffered facial injuries as well as several fractures to her neck and head. (Source: Family photos/Grafton County Police/WBZ/CNN)Apryl Rogers, 71, suffered facial injuries as well as several fractures to her neck and head. (Source: Family photos/Grafton County Police/WBZ/CNN)

    As they try to track and trap the bear, wildlife officials say an attack like this one is highly unusual.

    More >>

    As they try to track and trap the bear, wildlife officials say an attack like this one is highly unusual.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly