Come Get Down with the Crew Team Luau Style

Newburgh, NY – the NFA Crew Team is funded for this season, but must raise money for the 2014 season as they compete in the 2013 crew season. "It's all in a day's work," said NFA Varsity Head Coach Ed Kennedy. Friends of Newburgh Crew, Inc., the not-for-profit organization which takes in community donations to fund the NFA Crew Team will hold a "Luau" at Rambler’s Rest in Monroe, on May 9, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

"We hope to have a big turnout, so the kids can concentrate on rowing," said Coach Kennedy. The $25 entry price includes a Hawaiian buffet and one tropical drink and there will be a DJ as well, said Team Mom Juliana LoBiondo. "We are very thankful to Rambler's Rest in Monroe and DJ Ming of SoundQuest DJ NY for their generosity. We will have raffles, hula hoop contests and a limbo contest. It's a night of family fun in the middle of the season, and we are definitely hoping for a big turnout."

Additionally, Kiss My Face, maker of sunscreen and products made from natural ingredients, headquartered in New Paltz, NY, has donated hundreds of dollars worth of sunscreen to the Newburgh Rowing Club to make sure all rowers have sun protection. "We are out in the hot sun all the time, we surely appreciate and will use this major donation," said Coach Ed Kennedy, Programs Director of the Newburgh Rowing Club.

Photo of Amanda McKnight, member of the NFA Varsity Crew Team, using Kiss My Face sunscreen before a crew meet.

Photo credit: Christi Dennis, Crew Mom

Cover Photo: rowers at BayShore meet on Long Island, April 28, 2013, as they get ready for the Luau. (L-R) Amanda McKnight, Kayla Arriaga, and Emma Jendrejeski, all of the NFA Crew Team.