TAMPA, FL - Peter Tirella and Alex Hill, who are seniors and rowing co-captains at Berkeley Preparatory High School in Tampa, Florida have created a charity rowing event appropriately titled "24 Hours of Tampa." Both Peter and Alex have benefited from the sport of rowing since their freshmen days.
This past summer, Peter and Alex volunteered at the Inner City Rowing Camps at the Stewards Foundation. They saw first-hand, how the sport of rowing was making a difference in the children's lives. They also understand that rowing is an expensive sport, not widely available to everyone. This challenge race is about making a difference - about making the sport available to anyone who wants to participate.
Peter and Alex are creating a permanent fund through the Stewards Foundation that will be used solely for the purpose of providing scholarships to children who might otherwise not be able to enjoy the sport of rowing.
The Stewards Foundation is a nonprofit rowing organization located in Tampa, Florida with a mission to "use the sport of Rowing as a vehicle to teach teamwork and responsibility to young people." Stewards Coach and President, Tom Feaster is spearheading the rowing charity event with the assistance of a number of outstanding rowing and physical conditioning coaches. For more information about The Stewards Foundation, please log onto www.rowtampa.com/links/
The challenge race will launch on November 29, 2013 at 4:00 pm from The Stewards Foundation at Julian Lane Riverfront Park located at 900 W. Cypress Street Tampa, Florida 33629 and will row around Davis Islands and in the bay. The anticipated arrival time back to Julian Lane Riverfront Park is set for 6:00 pm on November 30, 2013.
The public is encouraged to come out and support the boys. For more information about this exciting charity event, please log onto http://www.24hoursoftampa.org/ .
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