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Purdue Crew is rowing and raising money

Purdue's rowing team hosted its annual Row-A-Thon to support Lafayette Urban Ministry's Good Samaritan Fund

Posted: Feb 16, 2019 4:33 PM

GREATER LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue's rowing team is rowing for a cause.

The crew hosted its annual Row-A-Thon to support Lafayette Urban Ministry's Good Samaritan Fund.

LUM leaders call this fund the social safety net for the community. The organization uses the money to help families in immediate financial crises.

Purdue's rowing team has 100 members. They each rowed a total of 26 miles, raising money per lap.

Purdue's Crew President Brendan Doherty said it was important for the team to understand the impact of the event.

“We're not only student-athletes but we're student-athlete citizens. This is the biggest part of our citizenship and being a part of the community is being able to give back,” said Doherty.

Last year, the crew raised more $32,000. Half the funds go to LUM and the other half go towards team expenses.

LUM Program Director Pablo Malavenda said the money raised from the Row-A-Thon is the single biggest gift they receive all year.

“It really makes a tremendous impact on how LUM is able to help local children, local families," said Malavenda. "Just with that little bit, everyone has been in that situation where they just need a little bit of help."

The event was held Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Tippecanoe Mall. LUM is still taking donations, you can find the link here.

Purdue Crew will announce this year’s total fundraising amount in the spring.

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