US Olympic Rowers Reunite and Promote #IDSDP2015
8 | 4 | 2015
Dozens of former members of the US Olympic Rowing team reunited in San Diego recently to kick-start US Rowing’s Rio 2016 campaign.
The rowers were gathered at the San Diego Crew Classic, the first big regatta of the USA racing season, to help launch US Rowing’s Olympic Legends Circle and the #RowtoRio campaign which aims to rally the rowing community in support of the US National Team as it embarks on its journey to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil next summer.
While there, the Olympians showed their support for the #WhiteCard for peace campaign, the mass social media campaign which was launched by Peace and Sport for the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) on April 6.
Olympians, including Carol Brown, a bronze medallist from the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games, took the opportunity to throw their collective weight behind the #WhiteCard campaign in order to promote the ideals of sport and its potential to inspire, unite and encourage respect to the next generation of rowers.
Carol Brown, two-time Olympian and Vice-President of the USA Olympians and Paralympians Association, said:
“We had about 30 former members of the US Olympic Rowing team together at the San Diego Crew Classic sharing fond memories and reminiscing over old photos.
“It was a fantastic opportunity for those gathered to show their support for IDSDP 2015 and the #WhiteCard campaign and to promote the power of sport for social change.”
For more information on the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) please visit www.april6.org.