Support

The Men’s Crew at the University of Southern California depends on your support. We operate on a budget wholly reliant on the charity of friends, current and former USC Oarsmen, and their families. The University provides less than .5% of our operating budget although we compete against fully funded varsity programs including Cal, Washington, and Stanford. Our coaching staff, equipment, gear, and travel expenses are currently paid for by generous patrons like you.

Here are some ways to support the student-athletes of the USC Men’s Crew:

  • “Boat Refurbishment”: We will be sending back three 8′s and two 4′s to their manufacturer to have them professionally refurbished after years of neglect in the damaging UV rays. Our investment will be protected from future damage by diligent maintenance by the team and coach and the addition of a tent structure installed last year that keeps our fleet and equipment protected from the environment. Check the link to learn more
  • “Golf Tournament and Auction”:: We have been offerred the opportunity to help the Rec Sports Department throw a golf tournament and dinner auction. All donations will be tax deductible for the items worth. Those interested in competing, attending, or donating click the link
  • “Sponsor a Rower”: Organizations, Alumni Clubs, Corporations and benefactors are encouraged to directly impact the experience of an oarsmen at the local, national or international level. To sponsor a rower, or a boat, please contact us at pwilkins@usc.edu
  • “Rent a Rower”:  Our athletes will do housework and chores for you! This program allows you one-on-one contact with an oarsmen who is trying to raise money to cover his traveling expenses.

Collegiate Rowing is more than the practice of placing the oar in the water; it is a challenge and an endeavor that provides a means of maturation. Current and future USC Oarsmen deserve the opportunity to learn persistence, discipline, teamwork and triumph. These lessons learned on the water and with the Crew are powerful. Please give so that USC Men’s Crew may sustain, grow and continue to have a positive impact on the lives of students.

Thank you for your generosity.

To contribute the Men’s Crew please make checks payable to “USC Men’s Crew” and mail to:
USC Men’s Crew -  1026 W. 34th Street,  Los Angeles, CA 90089-2500

For credit card donations, please follow the “Show Your Support” button on our home page.

Donors wishing to contribute larger gifts please contact pwilkins@usc.edu