Charity Program

Charity Program Entries for the 2017 HOCR

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 2017 Regatta to 50 applicants (singles, doubles and crews) committing to participate in Charity Program.  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.

*New for 2017*

Forty (40) spaces will be available beginning April 1st, with the remaining ten (10) spaces being made available following the Sweeps & Doubles Draw in September.  The commitments for each boat class have been revised for the 2017 regatta and are listed below.  These fundraising commitments do not include the registration fee – which will be charged at the time of official acceptance of entry to the regatta.

Fundraising Commitment for 2017: 

4+ or 4+/x$3000

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. Please note that Directors’ Challenge Events are not eligible for the Charity Program as they are first come, first serve entry; the Charity Program is for standard events which utilize the draw process for entry.

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