The Wyandotte Boat Club currently sponsors seven downriver high school teams, runs learn to row camps for middle school aged kids every summer, has a competitive summer club team that combines the best high school rowers, offers adult learn to row sessions, and a competitive adult masters program. That is a lot of rowing on the Detroit River!
The WBC prides itself on running all these programs in a safe manner., so when rowing shells are out on the river, there is always a motorized coaches launch for safety of the kids and adults. To keep up with all of these programs the WBC needs to purchase new coaches launch motors as our current fleet is over 20 years old and in need of updating. Through a diligent maintenance program we have been able to maintain these motors, but it is now getting harder to find replacement parts as they are old two stroke engines that are now being replaced with more environmentally friendly four stroke motors.
The WBC board is committed to purchasing five new four stroke 15 horse coaches motors at a cost of $2,200 each and our asking our WBC members to assist us by donating to bring our boats up-to-date and keep our rowers safe on the water.
With our dedicated volunteers and yearly maintenance program we hope to get 20 years out of these new motors.
For donations of $100 and above, you can receive a special recognition:
- Platinum Motor Sponsor ($1,000 or more): Your name alone will be placed on a motor and a plaque in the shell house
- Gold Motor Sponsor ($500): Your name and other Gold Sponsors will be placed on a motor and a plaque in the shell house
- Silver Motor Sponsor ($250): Your name will be placed on a plaque in the shell house
- Bronze Motor Sponsor ($100): You will be recognized in the club newsletter
- To donate by check, complete the donation form and mail to the address on the form.
- To donate online, select one of the donation levels below, or select “Other” to enter a specific amount. Payment is via Credit Card or PayPal.