Case Crew Parent's Page

New to the sport of rowing and have some questions? Want to know what your fellow parents are up to during the racing season? Need information about out of town races, where to eat, where to stay, where to gather? The Spartan Alumni Rowing Association (S.A.R.A.) functions as a "booster club" for Case Crew and is here to help you connect with your children and other parents.

However, we are different in one key area - we're a separate, independent 501(c)3 organization. This means all gifts to us are tax deductible. Also, since we're a small group only focused on supporting the rowing team, as opposed to the university's athletic department, we can release funds extremely quickly when the team and coaches need support. No one is paid at SARA so 100% of the funds donated end up benefitting your daughter or son!

Our current parent coordinator is [TBD -- who's up for volunteering?]. Please reach out to her to let her know you'd like to help with the parent's activities. The major responsibilities as coordinator are to be able to answer some of the above questions for other parents and to serve as a point of contact for other parents (information sharing). She also helps coordinate regatta support (e.g. food, drinks, etc.) for the crew's regattas.

Parents play a crucial role in making a regatta a success for the athletes and to get other parents there to cheer your kids on. Case Crew travels all over the Midwest and East Coast for regattas, and SARA is trying to facilitate a more organized approach to supporting the team.

Or mail checks made out to Spartan Alumni Rowing Association directly to:

Timothy A. Marcovy
LoPresti, Marcovy & Marotta
330 Western Reserve Building
1468 West Ninth St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
email: tam1952 (AT)

If you are interested in helping coordinate the Case Crew Parents or if you have any questions please email Doug Rathburn.

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Parent Resources:

Case Crew Home Page
About the Spartan Alumni Rowing Association
USRowing: Rowing 101
Glossary of Rowing Terms
11 Insights to the Sport of Rowing
Rowing Quick Facts
Rowing FAQ
Rowing Machine FAQ
Rowing Library
Physics of Rowing


Team Equipment & Wish List


Letter to Parents - September 2015
Letter to Parents - January 2012
Letter to Parents - February 2010
Letter to Parents - October 2007


Some popular rowing books for gift ideas:
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
The Amateurs by David Halberstam
Assault on Lake Casitas - Brad Alan Lewis
The Shell Game by Stephen Kiesling
Rowing Faster by Volker Nolte
A History of Collegiate Rowing in America by Daniella K. Garran
The Nuts & Bolts Guide to Rigging by Mike Davenport
The Down and Dirty Guide to Coxing by George D. Kirschbaum





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Last modified: September 29, 2015
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