Save UConn Division 1 Rowing

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On the morning of June 24, 2020, UConn Athletic Director David Benedict announced that University of Connecticut will no longer sponsor the UConn Women's Rowing team.  Head Coach Jennifer Sanford, who has dedicated over 20 years coaching for the University of Connecticut, was informed of this on June 23, 2020 at 1:30 pm - not even 24 hours notice. 

The three other teams who will no longer be sponsored by UConn were given several weeks notice and were able to raise "hundreds of thousands of dollars in funds over the last few weeks, likely helping to save the programs, Sanford said she didn't 'rally the troops' thinking her program would be safe."-source

 UConn Rowing is one of few programs with an all-women coaching staff that leads by example and provides opportunities to women to help them grow as athletes, students, leaders and people.  Because the other teams who will no longer be sponsored were given several weeks notice and were able to raise money, please consider signing this petition to allow more time for the program to fundraise.

Along with signing this petition, email David Benedict, the board of trustees AND President Thomas Katsouleas expressing your frustration and concerns.  

JUST A HEADS UP: if you donate on this page, the money goes to change.org, not the rowing team!