The “Row Here” campaign is an outreach initiative of the George Pocock Rowing Foundation.
Through building and supporting rowing programs and facilities, the Pocock Foundation promotes access to rowing, excellence in rowing, and uses rowing as a means to foster physical activity, health, leadership, and community engagement. The Pocock Foundation partners with Seattle Public Schools and Seattle Parks and Recreation to bring what was once a sport for only a few to as many kids as possible in Seattle.
The Pocock Foundation’s Erg Ed® Program brings indoor rowing education to every public middle school in the city as well as 2 schools in Renton Public Schools. Now in its 7th year, the Erg Ed Program reaches over 10,000 students annually. It has become the standard for youth rowing outreach and education and is now the outreach strategy and curriculum of USRowing, the governing body of rowing in the United States.
To support equal access to the sport in all corners of the city, the Pocock Foundation offers need-based scholarships to any youth rowing at a community, non-profit boathouse in the metro area, including Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center and Green Lake Small Craft Center. The Pocock Foundation operates two boathouses in the Seattle area (the Pocock Rowing Center and the Renton Rowing Center) at which need-based scholarships are also available.