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Rowing for Humanity

Members of the Franklin & Marshall rowing team will hold an intense workout in the center of campus next week, and provide a public service to boot.

The rowing team will conduct “Row for Humanity” on Friday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the atrium of Steinman College Center. The erg (rowing machine) marathon is part of a partnership with Habitat for Humanity, and is one of many similar events held by rowing teams across the country.

The goal, says Robert Weber, head coach of rowing, is to have at least one F&M rower on a machine—either an ergometer or indoor rower—for the entire six-hour period.

Twenty-five percent of money donated for the event will go to Habitat for Humanity, while the rowing team will use the remaining 75 percent to help meet the expense of new equipment and a training trip to Delaware over spring break.