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FOR PARENTS

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Parent Volunteer Requirement

We ask every active Rower's Family to volunteer a total of 10 hours throughout the course of entire season.

Volunteer opportunities are not limited only to regatta support, your hours might involve participation as a distribution person for our Annual Wreath, Garland and Candle sale, or maybe your preference is to prepare food prior to a regatta for others to serve. From towing our food trailer to a Regatta, to helping coordinate the end of the year banquet. Opportunities are endless. 


To make it easy we've started posting our volunteer opportunities through a seamless online tool called DIBS, see link below.

To be a volunteer you simply need the intention and access to the internet so you can sign up for an opportunity that best suits you. 

Thank you in advance for your support. 

Metro to TBC

If you'd rather have your Rower try a Metro option with a small walk they can get off at Foggy Bottom and follow these directions.

Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station
2301 I St NW
Washington, DC 20037, USA

Walking approximately 0.5 mi - about 11 mins
 
  1. Head south on 23rd St NW
33 ft
  2. Turn right toward 24th St NW
374 ft
  3. Turn left onto 24th St NW
33 ft
  4. Turn right onto I St NW
115 ft
  5. Turn left onto New Hampshire Ave NW
0.1 mi
  6.

At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Virginia Ave NW

Partial restricted usage road
Destination will be on the left

Getting to TBC

If you wish to park in Georgetown, you can drive to the Swedish Embassy at the corner of 30th and K. TBC is a 3-minute walk from there.

GOOGLE MAP LOCATION FOR REFERENCE

Even closer than the Swedish Embassy is the TBC parking lot. Here’s how to get there from Whitman. Note that you cannot drive this route as of 3:45 p.m. weekdays because Rock Creek Parkway closes in this direction during rush hour.

  • Start at Walt Whitman High School, Take WHITTIER BLVD to RIVER RD
  • Left on RIVER RD - going toward the Giant Store - go 1.6 mi
  • Right on LITTLE FALLS PKY - go 0.5 mi
  • Left on MASSACHUSETTS AVE - go 4.7, past the Naval Observatory
  • Right on WATERSIDE DR NW - go 0.2 mi
  • Take ramp onto ROCK CREEK AND POTOMAC PARKWAY
  • Go about 1.5 miles, looking for the Thompson Boat Center sign on the right. The entrance to the parking lot will be on your right at the first light, at the intersection of Virginia Ave. and Rock Creek Parkway.

Steps to Join SportsEngine

We ask all Rower families to create two (2) SportsEngine accounts - 1 for the parent doing the registering; 1 for the rower being registered (note: each account requires a distinct email). Each account will then be invited to affiliate with our site so that we can ensure you are receiving all our Club emails, registration alerts, regatta updates and opportunities to volunteer. You must have these two (2) accounts, and be logged into them, to stay informed.

Please create your accounts first, by clicking on the CREATE AN ACCOUNT button in the top left hand section of our home page (above). You must go through the activation process to be connected with our team.