Norwalk River Rowing Association’s (NRRA) Youth Racing Team and Master Rowers team is hosting an Ergathon on Nov. 1 to raise money for the Matthew Zucker Memorial Fund.
Barbara and Mark Zucker established this fund in memory of their son Matthew, an avid rower and NRRA athlete, who lost his battle with brain cancer just before his high school graduation in 1998.
The Matthew Zucker Memorial Fund enables NRRA, a 501(c)(3) organization, to fulfill its mission of providing scholarships to young people who otherwise could not afford to learn to row or to discover the same self-confidence, self-discipline and love of rowing that Matthew did.
For the past 16 years, members of NRRA’s youth racing and masters teams have raised money for the fund by means of an Ergathon whereby each athlete rows ten kilometers (10,000 meters) on an erg machine and receives pledges and donations for their efforts.
This year the event will be open to the public inviting all levels of rowers from the area to participate in this community service event.
In addition to the Ergathon, the day will feature prizes, music, vendors and an area for potential new rowers to come and speak with athletes and coaches and even try rowing on an Erg.
This year’s “Ergathon” will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wilton High School main gym, 395 Danbury Road.
Donations can be made during the Ergathon or by donating online at http://norwalkriverrowing.org/outreach/16th_mzm_ergathon/