Michelle was the first girl to join the RowLA team in 2009. She has blossomed into a fabulous athlete and a young woman of promise with plans to study pre-med in college. Michelle was admitted under the Early Decision plan to Connecticut College and she was offered a full scholarship to attend. During her four years with RowLA she has been awarded three medical internships: The Osborne Head and Neck Institute Internship, the Los Angeles Pediatric Institute Internship and the Venice Family Clinic Internship. She will row for the Connecticut College Women’s Rowing team in the fall. She is the first in her family to attend a four-year college and to study outside of California.
Top 10 Reasons to Support RowLA
This is a great opportunity to join the prestigious group of sponsors who have already partnered with RowLA. Please contact us and connect your brand with the prestigious LA waterfront community of vacationers at the Ritz Carlton, boat owners, young professionals, attendees of races and more.
We would love to help your brand shine as the brightest light in the Marina del Rey boat basin. Contact Liz Greenberger today to discuss a customized sponsorship package for your business. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet RowLA’s Founder, Liz Greenberger. Liz is the Founding Director of RowLA. For the past five years she has worked with first generation to college minority students in the public schools through a project called Tech4Success. She has been active in the public school system for over 15 years and was recently honored by the City of Santa Monica for her work. In the 1980’s Liz served in the Reagan White House in the National Security Council as a policy analyst focused on the Middle East. She is a rower and coxswain as well as a mother of three grown children, all involved in watersports.
Summary of Sponsor Benefits
Increase engagement and brand loyalty in a valuable community with purchasing power – waterfront LA residents, visitors and business people
Generate positive messages about the company
Drive future plans for RowLA
- Women in Los Angeles County have a 20.3% high school drop-out rate
- Low income areas provide few sport opportunities for our youth to grow
- Female dropouts earn less than ¼ of females with Bachelor’s degrees
- There are more than 2,000 college scholarships available annually for girls who row
- The non-profit “RowLA” was founded in September 2009
- RowLA is the only athletic and academic program working with urban high school girls
- Our program focuses on making a deep impact with the 125 girls we serve annually through our camps and competitive team
- Three times more girls try out than can be accepted into the program
- The girls are taught how to row and when they are not on the water, they are provided academic support, college counseling and nutrition awareness sessions
- The girls have tutoring sessions on Saturdays and rowing instruction Mondays-Thursdays and Saturday mornings
- RowLA girls race in regattas, visit college campuses and give back to the community by teaching rowing at the Los Angeles Junior Blind Olympics and volunteering at One Voice and the Christmas in July program
- The RowLA competitive team is comprised mainly of minority students and there are recruited to college crew teams from Seattle to Boston
- In 2013-14, the RowLA girls will be attending: Smith College, Connecticut College, Cal State Long Beach, UC Merced, Sacramento State College and Loyola Marymount University
- RowLA provides important life skills including improved nutrition, physical fitness, discipline, determination, teamwork, better grades and maintaining a healthy sense of self-esteem and self-worth
- Rowing provides girls with exercise, fun, life-long friendships, competition and a chance to get scholarships to competitive colleges
- 100% of RowLA girls matriculate to four year colleges and most receive full scholarship support