Memorial Day with my team was an extremely special one thanks to one little Husky / Darth Vader. For the annual team fundraiser, we banded together and put our efforts towards raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Our goal? Sponsor one child’s wish. With the average cost of a wish being about $7,000, we knew we had a challenge ahead of us. But, in the end, we raised over $10,000 to sponsor a trip to DisneyWorld for our little friend and his family as well as help in the efforts to make a wish come true for another child.
To celebrate our new friend and Husky fan, we took him out for a ride on the coaches’ launch, he got to sit in the coxswain seat, and it all culminated in an epic Star Wars battle and BBQ! It was an absolutely perfect send-off for the IRA National Championships (the family even made us a sign to take with!).
This team is a humbling group to be a part of. Their strength, on and off the water, is astounding.
I hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day, too!