In September 2012, the H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation kicked off a fundraising effort to help fund new equipment for the rowing team. Coach Doug Perez writes the following:
We have heard in the last five days from a bevy of new donors. Commitments have come in from John Denker, J.J. Jingali, Greg Moore, Leif Olsen, and – just today – Don Miner. WOW! People seem to be getting on board on a rolling basis!!!!!!!
And too, as I intimated a week ago, Scott Petry has re-thought his already amazing commitment – and is now purchasing two, matching, state-of-the-art 8s … one for the Varsity Heavies and one for my Novices. Then too, he has purchased several sets of oars to go along with them. Again – WOW!
We have received almost $14,000 in donations at this point (not including commitments from others) and we have received money from rowers from just about every decade: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s & 2000s. If you can help out with this effort, please consider donating. (The goal is to purchase 3 new 8’s for the team, plus a new 4, and a set of oars to go with each shell)