I'll be doing a benefit on this Thursday night (Oct 2) in New York City for one of my favorite charities — an organization called Row New York!

Row New York is a marvelous and effective initiative that brings competitive rowing to underserved communities in New York area. By introducing kids in rough neighborhoods to the ultimate team sport of rowing, they teach discipline, confidence and teamwork — while also getting the kids out into nature.

But Row New York doesn't stop at sports. The kids hang out at the boathouse every afternoon, with tutors to help them on their schoolwork and SATs, and counselors to help them get into good colleges. Their success rate is incredibly impressive. Many of their graduates are now attending terrific schools (Dartmouth, Colby, Bryn Mawr) on athletic or academic scholarships.

Come spend the evening with me on Thursday, and help me to support one of my favorite organizations in NYC!

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