USRowing’s annual Golf Outing and Live Auction is scheduled for Monday, June 14, at the Bedens Brook Club, Rolling Hill Road in Skillman. The annual event is USRowing’s primary fundraiser of the year for the national rowing team.

The day begins at 9 a.m. with breakfast with a shotgun start beginning at 11 a.m. Following a day of golf there will be cocktails, dinner, awards and a live auction, all beginning at 4 p.m.

Members of the USRowing national team, including several former Olympians, will be on hand to meet the golfers during the event. Golfers will even caddied by several members of the national team.

USRowing is the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. In 2006, USRowing moved its corporate headquarters to Princeton, N.J., home of the USRowing National Team Training Center.

The organization serves to promote the sport of rowing on all levels of competition, including the selection and training of those who represent the US at international level. It is currently the only Olympic sport headquarters located in New Jersey.

USRowing registers more than 185 regattas across the country each year, ensuring they are run under specific safety guidelines.

The association also provides programs to educate referees and coaches. USRowing stages four national regattas annually: the USRowing National Championships, USRowing Masters National Championships, USRowing Club National Championships and USRowing Youth National Championships. USRowing also conducts regional championships and national team selection events.

Here in Mercer County the organization trains over 60 athletes.

All proceeds from the annual golf outing directly benefit the national team and make it possible for USRowing to provide athletes with the best possible coaching, training, and competitive experience necessary for success at the international level.

Fees for the event are $400 for individuals and $1,600 for foursomes. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information and registration call 609-751-0709 or email .

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