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Hofstra Crew Member,
I would like to personally extend the Alumni organization's
sentiment of Thank You for a wonderful day of rowing entertainment.
It was great to come out and see Hofstra athletes rowing in
so many categories and doing far better than they have in
the recent past. All of you, coaches, captains, oarsmen, coxswains
and crew supporters should be proud of your efforts this season,
and use the lessons you learned last Sunday to increase your
accomplishments this weekend at the Fall Metros.
I would also like to extend our Thanks for the use of your
equipment and coxswain for our alumni 4+ event. It is wonderful
that you could spare two fours for us to use to get together
and get on the water one more time. I can't explain to you
how much this means to us, until after you leave the program
and do not take for granted the opportunity to row every day
(even if you do have to sacrafice SO much to do that). Only
then, you will understand what you have now.
Please enjoy the four stopwatch/stroke counters we donated
to the team Saunday afternoon. It is our pleasure, and our
mission, to exist as an organization to provide the current
team with what we never had, in hopes to further the accomplishments
you and others before you have already made. In return for
these items, we ask only two small favors: 1)that you take
full use of these items we have given you, and 2)please contunue
to further the reputation of Hofstra Crew throughout your
career and eventually become one of our organization's members.
Naturally, the latter request is much harder and requires
a)that you GRADUATE! and b) keep up the tremendous effort
it takes to be an active member of Hofstra Crew on a daily
basis. All of us have lived through this experience, and can
sympathize with how hard this can be. Within the organization
are also many examples that this can be achieved, and is a
worth-while cause to believe in.
In summation, keep up the great work, and listen for the cheers
from the shore which will only grow louder for you, as we
plan to extend our membership. And no matter if you are last
in the prelims, or first in the grand finals, you have our
full support and admiration.
Hofstra Crew Alumni Organization
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