Friday, 04 January 2013 00:00
On Dec. 7, Port Rowing held their 2nd Annual Ergathon. The team broke into groups and rowed a combined distance of 1,000,000 meters in 7 hours and 25 minutes. This is equivalent to rowing across New York and back again (630 miles).
The team started at 4:30 p.m., Friday afternoon, at the Indoor Rowing Center and in traditional Port Rowing fashion, encouraged and pushed each other on the rowing machines until just before midnight. Over the course of the evening, parents joined the adult team to help the kids, and there was a coach team, as well. It was a complete team effort on every level. This year, the team put others’ needs before their own and donated $10,000 of the money they raised to Hurricane Sandy victims via Newsday’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.