Greetings from the Friends of Temple Rowing (FOTR)!
For the past 16 years, FOTR has been the most successful
fundraising athletic group at Temple University - and the generosity of our Friends is
deeply appreciated, demonstrated season after season, by outstanding performances by the
Temple University Owls Crew Team. Last season, bolstered by FOTR's generous
financial contributions, enthusiasm and excitement, and the gracious provision of
refreshments for the team on the riverbank, the team produced another very successful
The 2001-2002 season is off to an exciting start under the guidance of Dr. Gavin R.
White in his 22nd season as the head coach of the Temple University Men's Crew and
Christine Wargo Deatrick in her first season as the head coach for the Women's Crew.
While the athletes are focused on producing another season of pride and
accomplishment, the team is challenged by the all too common budget restrictions imposed
on sports like intercollegiate rowing. Our support is needed more than ever to keep
our athletes competitive.
FOTR was formed to provide support for the men's and women's crew at Temple
University and is comprised of alumni rowers and past and present Temple rowing parents.
You can share in the joy and excitement of this successful team by becoming an
active member of FOTR and cheering on our team at the races, providing refreshment for the
team throughout the race season and giving generously so that the team can make important
purchases to retain our tradition for winning. This year, our athletes desperately
need a trailer, an 8 for the men, a 4 for the women, and both teams need to continue the
benefit of winter training in Florida. The budget allocated through the university's
athletic department will not cover these needs and the team must rely on the generosity of
its supporters for donations.
Join us at the river to cheer on the team (and watch us win) and please return the
enclosed FOTR membership/pledge form for the 2001-2002 rowing season. Give
generously and help us continue the tradition of winning at Temple. Check our new
with news and updates on FOTR's activities.
All funds donated to Friends of Temple Rowing will benefit the rowers of Temple
University's Crew Team! We look forward to seeing you at the river and thank you for
Rick Gross, President
Friends of Temple Rowing
For more information and a pledge form: email Stephanie
Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Gross: President/Treasurer
Lynn Llewellyn: Vice President
Stephanie A. Christian: Secretary
Joan Read: Former President, Advisor
Dr. Gavin White: Men's Head Coach
Peter Gergo: Assistant Men's Coach
Christine W. Deatrick: Women's Head Coach
Timothy Hagan: Assistant Women's Coach