HOCR x Gold Cup Grant Fund

Learn more about the 2020 grant recipients
and their programs below.


Baltimore Community Rowing Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Community Rowing/Reach High Baltimore provides rowing opportunities for middle and high school students living in Baltimore City while providing equitable access to athletes of color.
Learn more here.

BLJ Community Rowing Philadelphia, PA
BLJ Community Rowing is a Black-owned and operated rowing organization that provides access to rowing for the community immediately surrounding the Schuylkill River. They are passionate about providing access to the elite sport of rowing by removing boundaries and creating opportunities.
Learn more here.

Chicago Training Center Chicago, IL
Chicago Training Center strives to work beyond the physical benefits of sport participation by using competitive rowing to broaden the academic and personal horizons of Chicago youth.
Learn more here.

DC Strokes Rowing Club Washington, DC
DC Strokes/Athletes Without Limits serves as a developmental rowing program to engage youth, build strong leaders, support diverse and active communities, encourage goal-setting and success, and serve those often left out.
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Relentless Rowing Academy Columbus, OH
Relentless Rowing Academy is a new Black-owned non-profit that provides financial and instructional support to local rowing clubs. Its mission is to help programs overcome the social and cultural barriers that have historically prevented he recruitment and retention of BIPOC and Para athletes in rowing.
Learn more here.

St. Benedict’s Prep Rowing Newark, NJ
St. Benedict’s Prep has served the greater community of Newark, welcoming students from all racial, religious, and socioeconomic groups to create real diversity. St. Benedict’s Prep prepares boys to fulfill their potential as emotionally mature, morally responsible and well-educated citizens.
Learn more here.

Watuppa Rowing Center Fall River, MA
Watuppa Rowing Center provides tuition-free rowing programs to low-income students residing in the under-resourced Gateway City of Fall River. From teens to masters, military vets to para athletes and those training for the highest level of competition Watuppa is building an inclusive rowing center for all.
Learn more here.