Charity Program

2016 Charity Program information is now FULL!

The Program:

Since its inception in 1998, the Charity Program has worked to generate over $1,000,000 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.

Read more about our Official Charities

How to Apply in 2017:

Any single, double, four or eight is eligible to apply to the Charity Program. The Regatta will guarantee entry in the 2016 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 of our Official Charities of the Head Of The Charles® Regatta. By Registering you are committing to raise the minimum amount, and Head Of The Charles Regatta reserves the right to withdraw entries who are not able to meet the commitment.

If you would like to participate in our Charity Program for the 2017 Regatta please check back on this page April 1, 2017

For the 2017 Charity Program participants will be able to direct potential donors to our donation page on Crowdrise where they will be able to submit a donation of any amount. We encourage participants to use this as an opportunity to raise more than the minimum commitment for their entry.

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