Support Us & Our Partners

Fundraising is one of the most important activities of the Friends of Niskayuna Rowing. With your support, Niskayuna Rowing can purchase the boats and equipment that help our athletes learn, grow and achieve in practice and competition. A special effort is being made this year to purchase equipment that is properly sized for our rowers. There are many ways you can help:

Letter Writing Campaign: Each year our rowers personally address, sign and mail fundraising letters to friends, family, neighbors and businesses within Niskayuna and across the globe.  These letters promote the benefit of our program, the hard work and personal growth of our student athletes as well as the cost of maintaining safe, competitive rowing equipment.  Thanks to the generosity of donors and corporate matching, this campaign yields approximately $20,000 annually for Niskayuna Rowing equipment.  

Garage & Bake Sale / Bottle Drive: The Big Crew Garage Sale and Bottle Drive was Saturday, March 18 at the High School.  Our crew families donate items to sell, volunteer to help run the sale and of course, shop for bargains.

Mohawk Meltdown: On March 4, 2017, FNR hosted its 4th annual indoor rowing competition to cap off the end of our long winter training! This year the event featured over 250 rowers of all ages.  Thank you to all of our sponsors, coaches and volunteers for their efforts - especially Scoot Meade. Visit the website for more information

Other Opportunities

Amazon Smile:  If you shop on Amazon, make sure that you log in using Niskayuna Rowing's Amazon Smile to support our team!

Niska-Day Booth: Our Modified teams run a games booth at Niska-Day each year.

Matching Gifts: Many employers such as GE match donations to non-profit organizations. Please contact your employer to determine if they participate, and obtain information about how YOUR gift can be DOUBLED by your employer.

Donations: If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to Niskayuna Rowing you may do so via our PayPal Donate button (at left) or by sending to:

Friends of Niskayuna Rowing

P.O. Box 9357

Schenectady, NY  12309-0357


Friends of Niskayuna Rowing (FNR) is a not for profit 501(c) (3) organization and your contributions are tax-deductible­ to the fullest extent of the law!