Save the date! 2019 Banquet is May 11!
2019 SURFoundation Banquet
at Lake Union Crew
2520 Westlake Ave N,
Seattle, WA 98109
Please join us as alumni, friends, and family of the scholar-athletes and coaches of SU’s rowing programs, and celebrate the teams! Tickets will be available shortly.
See you there!
Why we do what we do
If you’ve ever rowed, or especially if you rowed, coxed, or coached for Seattle University over its many-year history, you know the time, dedication, sweat, and heart that the participants pour into the program.
Many of us remember our time with the club form of the team: we slept on church pews and gymnasium floors, borrowed equipment, and paid our own way via dues and countless hours of catering events and other work-for-donation initiatives. We rowed out of every imaginable facility in the Seattle area. We put in the effort and work to not only race well, but direct our own operation.
Many of us remember our time with the varsity form of the team, either in the late 1960s – 1970s for the men’s team, or from 2012 onwards for the women’s. The work was just as hard, the time just as consuming, and the coaches just as dedicated.
As the SURF, we believe in the value of the sport. We believe in the life lessons it teaches the women and men of Seattle University. We believe in the friendships, health, and joy it creates. Above all, we believe in the scholar-athletes and coaches.
We started the SURF to give power to that belief.
We envision funded programming and scholarships, resources for racing and training equipment, endowments for fairly-paid coaches, and a physical home – our own boathouse – for both the women’s and men’s rowing programs.
Believe with us. Invest in the present and future of Rowing at Seattle University.