Connor's Erg Challenge 2018


A SHOW OF STRENGTH FOR BRAIN CANCER

100 km Erg Challenge

March 8  2018

The team who pulls the fastest 100 km wins bragging rights and the Connor Cup. The runners up go home with the warm fuzzy feeling of supporting brain cancer matters.

What started as a 100km Erg Challenge between Wisconsin and Stanford is now expanding to the top rowing teams at Universities across the United States. Sign up your school now for a chance to win the Connor Cup and raise much-needed funds for pediatric brain cancer research.

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Fundraising Progress

$651 / 20,000

 

Wisconsin Rowing $626
Stanford Rowing $0
Duke Women's Rowing $0

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Bucky is behind the guys and gals at Wisconsin. Are you?

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ROWING BEHIND THE ROBERT CONNOR DAWES FOUNDATION

Connor was Wisconsin born (1994) but Australian raised (2000-2013). Apart from academics which he easily excelled at, his passion was rowing. He began rowing at 14 as a student at Brighton Grammar School in Melbourne Australia. He took the PSAT in year 10 and became a member of the Natl Society of High School Scholars for scoring over 200. He applied to 2 schools to receive further information – Wisconsin and Stanford. He was invited to attend Stanford summer school and received his invitation the day before his surgery. At nearly 6’3” he had the raw strength and mentally was not only bright but extremely strong. He was determined to attend & row for one of these schools, until brain cancer robbed him of the opportunity to even try.

Bucky

Stanford

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FUNDRAISING FOR BRAIN MATTERS

Pediatric brain cancer is the #1 cancer killer of children in the US and Australia. It is on the verge of exciting research breakthroughs but falls short of funding required. 50% of the funds raised at each school will go towards each University’s neuro-science department at Lucille Packard Foundation in Palo Alto, and the Wisconsin Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

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