Bret Brookshire

Best Folks for Different Strokes

Row AustinTX

When most people think of rowing, the image that comes to mind is some version of crew champions the "Winklevii," The Social Network's clever moniker for the ultra-WASPy, ultraprivileged Winklevoss twins who sued Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. The folks at Row AustinTX want you to forget about all that; they aim to get all kinds of people out on the water. Working with schools, businesses, and individuals, they offer affordable, accessible rowing programs. In Row AustinTX's brief existence, it's made serious inroads, training scads of kids who would not otherwise have access to the sport, working with Camp Mabry soldiers, and transitioning new rowers into competitive teams on full scholarships. Now they're about to launch afterschool programs with the Boys and Girls Clubs and Mendez Middle School. All smack-dab in the middle of the ATX. It's not the Charles; it might be even better.

Row AustinTX
www.rowaustintx.org

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