Earlier this month, 45 students from Aki Kurose Middle School in the heart of the Rainier Valley headed to the University of Washington for a field trip – a full day of rowing, erging, team-building games and a campus tour. Students spent time with UW rowers, participated in a talk with a sports psychologist, and took a campus tour with former Husky (and NFL) football player and current academic adviser Ink Algea.
The trip is part of of Row to the Future, a program that introduces rowing to Puget Sound-area kids who otherwise might never experience the sport.
Former Mt. Baker rower and current UW sophomore Helen Tilghman helps a student from Aki Kurose practice her stroke. Photos/Row to the Future