Thank you to all who attended our Spring Funky Fundraiser with Bill Tytus and Marcie Sillman on Saturday, April 7th at the Highland Park Improvement Club. Because of your fun and generosity, we raised over $10,000 for our rowing programs in 2018!
The seventh annual DRC FUNdraiser gave the community a chance to learn about rowing and meet our local coaches and youth and masters teams. DJ Glassmaster spun audience requests, and the crowd took home an amazing set of local prizes.
From a day on the King Gustav yacht owned by head coach Mike and his wife Sherry, to an Island Escape on Bainbridge Island (including a sail, dinner, and a basket of wine and goodies), to a scenic Puget Sound flight, to gift baskets and certificates for our wonderful local businesses–there was something for everyone. A HUGE shout-out to DRC supporter and mega-volunteer Chris Ferris for soliciting and organizing our awesome auction and raffle this year!
Thanks also to Sherry Toy for helping pull off the event, including the amazingly delicious chili and cornbread. Georgetown Brewing and HPIC provided the great beers, and the youth team provided scrumptious desserts we ate right up.
One of the highlights of the night was the interview done by Marcie Sillman of KUOW with Bill Tytus, on his rowing and coaching days, designing rowing shells, and his ownership of Pocock Racing Shells.
Bill shared lessons from rowing that are wisdom for life. Rowers could appreciate his description of finding the magical “swing” in rowing, and all were lifted by his perspective that, more than winning, we find meaning in the ability to struggle and strive.
Thanks Bill, Marcie, volunteers, and our DRC community for sharing a special night and helping our club go on another year!