Hey New Yorkers! A great event for a great cause!

I LOVE this organization! Row New York is a nonprofit that teaches teens from underserved communities to row competitively. They also offer the kids intensive tutoring and college readiness support. The students are hugely successful both on the water (they just medaled at the NYS championships for the sixth year in a row!) and off (every one of these kids goes to college, most on scholarship, and 90% remain there to earn their degrees.)

Through rowing and academics, these kids develop the lifelong qualities of confidence, tenacity, and commitment to self and others. It works! And it’s transformative.

I super dig this organization because I used to be a rower myself (in fact, I'm going out on the water with Row New York next week…my first time in a boat in years!)

Anyhow, there's a terrific Row New York event coming up that I wanted to let everyone in NYC know about : Cops vs. Firemen in a benefit race. The date is June 1, and all the details are in the post below…

Hope you can make it!

Photos of Elizabeth Gilbert
Come watch the first ever NYPD vs. FDNY race on the Harlem River on Sunday, June 1, then join @[9644368555:274:Row New York] for a party at our Manhattan boathouse! On-land and on-water rowing lessons, children’s games & face painting, tours of the boathouse, cookouts, and time on the water for experienced rowers: a perfect day to cheer, row, play, and eat with us in NYC!

via Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook Wall