Happy New Year, fans of rowing! We at the Wabash Valley Crew hope you have had a chance to see the The Boys in the Boat. It is a spectacular and inspiring film. One of the film’s central characters is the philosopher and boat builder George Pocock, who crafted the team’s legendary Husky Clipper. Following the events of the film, Pocock launched a foundation to introduce the sport of rowing to young people. That foundation has since helped to transform the Northwest into an important center of rowing.
Here in the Midwest, the Wabash Valley Crew is diligently working to realize Pocock’s vision. With support from Pocock’s foundation and local community organizations, we were part of bringing the Erg Ed Program to Sarah Scott Middle School. This indoor rowing program is the first of its kind in Indiana. We have raised funds to build a much-needed community boathouse in Fairbanks Park and have worked with local businesses to create scholarships, so everyone interested in rowing has a chance to pursue the sport.
Now that you have seen the inspirational film, click on the link below to watch a short film about George Pocock’s incredible life and the mission that we are proud to continue in the Wabash Valley.
See the 5-minute film here: https://vimeo.com/885998029