Our Hospitality


HOORAH FOR HOSPITALITY!

Cold, wet and hungry – three words that describe the typical Crew parent as we spend hours alongside a body of water, catching occasional glimpses of rowers through the trees and encouraging every rower wearing the Concord colors. Cold, wet, hungry, and burning a thousand calories – words that describe our athletes.

The Hospitality Committee’s goal is to make the Regatta experience as pleasant as possible for rowers and their families. We provide shelter (large canopies), stoves, grills, tables and utensils, all delivered in the Hospitality trailer. This equipment allows us to provide hot and cold beverages and nutritious pre-and post-race food even in locations remote from stores and restaurants. The canopies provide a nice place to socialize, get out of the weather, and pass the day while we wait for our boats to come down the course. The Hospitality Committee relies on parents to volunteer for jobs during the day. Each week the Hospitality Committee will plan a menu, shop and transport the food to the Regatta.

We use the seasonal Hospitality Fee charged at the beginning of the season, at registration time, to provide nutritious meals for our rowers and their families.

Here is how it works: each week, hospitality will develop a menu and list of jobs for that week’s Regatta. An email will be sent out by the beginning of the week with a link for accessing the volunteer signup sheets online.  Most Regattas typically involve at least two meals, with nutritious snacks available throughout the day. Please keep in mind that we are feeding a hungry horde of rowers and parents and that our goal is to provide nutritious food. 
 
Questions about Hospitality? Contact a member of the Hospitality Committee
 
Volunteer jobs we ask parents to sign up for: unpacking trailer (grills, tables, bins etc), manning the grill or stove, restocking the food tables, emptying trash, boiling water and making coffee, delivering and taking home recycling bin, taking home dirty silverware, washing it and returning to boathouse, taking down tent, re-loading the trailer, returning cooler to boat house etc.  
 
Remember—the traditional “Hoorah” at the end of each practice and regatta recognizes not only the efforts of the rowers, but also of the families that make their participation possible and who keep them dry, fed and hydrated on race days.