The West Side Rowing Club has been awarded a $2,500 grant through the Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation, funded through the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation, to offer six full scholarships for Buffalo school children. This is combined with an anonymous source offering up to 20 scholarships in West Side’s Summer Crew Camp.
The camps provide hands-on introduction to rowing for kids 12-17 years old (or entering sixth grade), teaching basic rowing technique and boat skills in a low-intensity environment. Session I is now through July 25 and Session II is July 28 to Aug. 15, with camp running Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. No experience necessary. For a scholarship application, email email@example.com, call 881-9797, or go to WSRC.org.
Meanwhile, the West Side Rowing Club will host its 101st Annual West Side Invitational Regatta at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Teams from WNY and Ontario will compete in eight-person shells, as well as fours, pairs, doubles, and singles in the 1,500-meter time trial event on the Black Rock Canal. Crews will begin at the Ferry Street Lift Bridge, racing south to the finish line in front of the Rowing Club. The event is free to the public.
FOOTBALL: Former Buffalo Bills defensive back Mark Kelso and the Niagara Erie Youth Sports Association will host a Parent Symposium/Player Clinic for youth players ages 6-14 and their parent/guardians at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Starpoint High School football field, 4363 Mapleton Road, Lockport. The event will help educate player and parents on proper equipment fitting, concussion awareness, proper “Heads Up” tackling techniques, and heat preparedness and hydration. Contact Ray Turpin at 838-6850 or www.niagaraerieyouthsports.wordpress.com.
SOCCER: The 30th annual Northern Custom Services Niagara Pioneer Soccer League International Tournament will take place July 12 and 13 at Fort Niagara. More than 158 teams with boys and girls ages 10-19 from New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ontario will compete in 257 games on 20 fields. Local teams include Lockport, Niagara Falls, Grand Island, Tonawanda, Wilson and North Tonawanda.
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