Mar 302012

Hello Former Rowers, Alumni and Rowing Supporters,

The San Diego Crew Classic is rapidly approaching, March 31 & April 1.  This is the biggest event on the Beekley Foundation’s calendar.  Like every year, it’s a great opportunity to meet the current rowers on the team, see alumni from years past that you have not seen in many years, and be able to set the direction for the foundation for the next year (including electing the next set of officers).  Keep reading below for more information about the Crew Classic:

Crew Classic
* Team events
* Annual Foundation Meeting
* Concert
Team Schedule after Crew Classic
Team spot on ESPNU


Crew Classic

As noted above, the Crew Classic is right around the corner.  Come stop by, watch the team race and enjoy a beautiful weekend on the bay.


Crew Classic Team Events

This year, the SDSU Men’s Crew team will be sponsoring 2 entries.  The Varsity 8 races on Saturday at 7:40 AM against Drexel, Notre Dame, USD, UCLA, Rollins & Arizona State.  (Depending on how they finish, they could race again Saturday afternoon (3:30PM), or Sunday morning (8:40AM or 10:30AM).

The Men’s Novice race begins on Saturday at 10:20AM. The “novies” will face UC Davis, Gonzaga, Rollins, University of British Columbia, Champan and UCSB.  If the team finishes in the top 4 spots in their heat, they will either race at 5:30PM on Saturday evening or at 11AM on Sunday morning.

The Beekley Rowing Foundation has also sponsored an alumni boat.  That boat races on Sunday at 12:20 against Rollins Alumni, UCSB Alumni, Santa Clara Alumni, Brown Alumni, Crew Runnings and Notre Dame Alumni.


Crew Classic Foundation Meeting

This year we will be having our annual foundation meeting at 5PM at Woodstock’s Pizza in Pacific Beach.  We’ve arranged to make this meeting a fundraiser for the team as well.  Present the attached coupon to the Woodstock’s staff when you order, and the team will get 25% of your purchase.  (We will have extra coupons at the race course on Saturday if you forget to print out your own)

As usual, the meeting agenda is filling up.  If there is anything specific you would like to see discussed, please let us know ( or bring it up during the Open Forum.

Beekley Foundation Meeting
Woodstock’s Pizza

I. Welcome & Introductions (Foundation President, Jake Wittler)
II. Team Status (Team President Lawson Navarro)
III. Foundation “Year in Review” (Foundation Secretary Dan Smith)

i. Frequent Emails

ii. War Games

iii. Padre Game

iv. SDSU Baseball Game (May 2012)

IV. Foundation Financial Review (Foundation Treasurer Jon Singer)
V. Desire to get more people involved (Foundation Vice President Andy Olson)
VI. Open Forum
VII.  Election of Officers (Jake Wittler & Andy Olson)


Crew Classic BBQ

Once again, the Foundation will be putting together a BBQ on Sunday, April 1.  We will have our normal Carne & Pollo Asada Burritos for your enjoyment.  This is a great place to sit back and watch the races while meeting new people and seeing old friends.

The team will be selling gear for you to purchase.  If you need a new SDSU Crew Shirt, hat, sweatshirt, bumper sticker or any other goodie, this is a great opportunity to pick it up!


Crew Classic Concert

For those of you who enjoy good beer and good music, the Crew Classic is hosting a new event called the “Brew and Crew.”  This event features 15 local breweries sampling beer, plus musicians.  Tickets are $40, and they include 10 beer tastings, plus admission to the main Crew Classic racecourse.


Team Schedule after Crew Classic

The Crew Classic marks the start of the second half of the year for the team.  The schedule is as follows:

4/14 → Covered Bridge Regatta in Dexter, OR
4/21 → Parker Cup in Newport Beach, CA
4/28 – 4/29 → WIRA races on Lake Natoma, CA

If you happen to be in the area on one of those weekends, stop by and support the team!

Team Spot on ESPN U

Earlier this season, the SDSU Men’s Crew team filmed a spot that will air on the Jumbotron at Crew Classic, plus will be shown on ESPN U during the telecast of Crew Classic.  Make sure that you find the time to watch this!


Donations are always accepted, and as a 501(c)3, any donation to the Beekley Rowing Foundation is tax deductible.  Feel free to contact us ( or at:

H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation

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