UPDATE – May 9, 2013:
Following the tragic events that unfolded at the 2013 Boston Marathon, the Managing Directors have decided to add the One Fund Boston – Marathon Victims Relief Fund as an official charity for the 2013 Charity Program. The Head Of The Charles Charity Program is proud to honor and support both the victims and first responders of one of our city’s greatest tragedies.
Since its inception in 1998, the Charity Program has worked to generate over $750,000 for a number of worthy causes. Participation in the Charity Program is open to single scullers, doubles, fours and eights. In the past, the Regatta has joined competitors in their fundraising efforts by matching contributions dollar for dollar. They have also made separate sizable contributions to each charity.
Program participants are guaranteed entry into the event of their choice, provided they meet eligibility, entry fee, and deadline requirements. This program provides the rowing community and Regatta the opportunity to offer their support to some very worthy endeavors. Charity Program participants will be duly recognized for their philanthropic efforts in the Official Regatta Program.
How to Apply in 2013:
Any single, double, four or eight is eligible to apply to the Charity Program. The Regatta will guarantee entry in the 2013 Regatta to the first 50 applicants (singles, doubles and crews) to complete the Charity Program Application. By July 1, participants accepted into the program must raise and collect a minimum of $1,250 (per person/per entry) for one or more of the Official Charities of the Head Of The Charles Regatta®.