The McQuaid Jesuit High School crew team uses the Erie Canal and Canalway Trail near Rochester for training. In return, the group has been an active participant in Canal Clean Sweep. For the last two years, the canal’s water trail has played an additional role in the team’s continuing efforts to give back as the location for their 340-mile Row for Hope.
This year, seven young men left the boathouse at the University of Buffalo in late June to begin their eight-day journey to Waterford in a Resolut racing boat. The team rowed an average of 42 miles per day with the longest day measuring 48.5 miles. By rowing the length of the canal, in the last two years the team has raised almost $70,000 for the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in Rochester.
Thanks guys for all your efforts!