Fundraising and Donations

You can donate to TJC by clicking the Donate button below.  If you are donating on a rower’s behalf, please add their name in the “Special Instructions to Seller” box on PayPal.  If you want a receipt for your charitable donation, please share your address with us.

Upcoming Fundraising Events

Tempe Junior Crew Ergathon/Rower Challenge supporting David Glasser Foundation

September 22nd from 9 am to 12 noon

CrossFit Tempe

1828 E. University Dr., #1, Tempe, AZ 85281

Come join TJC at CrossFit Tempe on September 22nd from 9am to 12 pm.  Half of the proceeds will go to the David Glasser Foundation.

What is the Ergathon/Rower Challenge?

There are two parts… the Ergathon (aka Power Hour)  and the Rower Challenge.

Ergathon (aka Power Hour)

The Power Hour is similar to a fun run.  Rowers will row as many meters as they can in 60 minutes.  This year, we are opening up this portion to the public.  You can join our TJC rowers in finding people to support you for the Power Hour and they can donate by making a flat donation (regardless of how many meters are rowed) or they can donate for every 1,000 meters rowed.  We are also allowing the Power Hour to be completed by an individual or by teams of up to four rowers.  If you are doing a team relay, you can make as many transitions as you’d like to row as many meters as possible as a team.

If you want to participate in the Power Hour, click here to download the 2018-TJC-Power-Hour-Fundraiser-Sheet or contact Rob Sandoval by emailing him at with “TJC Power Hour Fundraiser Sheet” in the subject line.  Once you have the fundraising sheet, start getting donations.  People can pay in cash, by check or online.  Please bring in completed fundraising sheets and donations collected to the even on September 22nd and we would appreciate to receive all donations by September 29th.

Make checks payable to:  Tempe Junior Crew, P.O. Box 857, Tempe, AZ 85281

Pay online using PayPal (see link above) and remember to include the rower’s name associated with the donation in the “Special Instructions to Seller” box.

6 Rower Challenge Events

It only costs $5 per event or $20 for six events

  • 2,000 meter race (for time)
  • 4 minute race (for meters)
  • 1,000 meter race (for time)
  • 500 meter race (for time)
  • 1 minute race (for meters)
  • 100 meter race (for time)

What does your money support?

TJC is Arizona’s premier co-ed junior rowing program.  We are a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) organization established for young men and women (13-18) who row on Tempe Town Lake.  TJC rowers have competed successfully at local, regional, national and international levels.  Alumni often continue to row competitively in college, some earning scholarships.  Our mission is: Using Teamwork to develop excellence in all parts of life through the sport of rowing.

David Glasser was a Phoenix Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty on May 19, 2016. He chose to become a Police Officer because he loved people and he wanted to be part of the Thin Blue Line which protects the innocent from those who prey on the innocent. He helped make our community safer for you and for me. This foundation has been created to continue the work he started – making a positive difference in our community. “Love You”

The David Glasser Foundation exists to provide opportunities for Law Enforcement Officers and the people they serve to connect and learn through community events and resources.  Their vision is to lead the way in promoting positive relationships between Law Enforcement Officers and the communities they serve.

Are there prizes?

Yes, there will be prizes.  There will be a 50/50 raffle and winners of the different rowing events will get prizes.  There is a special prize for the top fundraising group.  Groups can raise funds by getting donations for the Power Hour or be competing in the six Rower Challenge Sprints.  What is the prize?  The top fundraising group wins your choice of:

Rowing machine technique training session


On-water Intro To Row Session for members of your group

We look forward to seeing you September 22nd

at CrossFit Tempe from 9 am to 12 pm!


Phoenix Rising Tempe Junior Crew Fundraiser

September 29th at 7 pm

Phoenix Rising FC Soccer Complex

751 N. McClintock Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Arizona’s premier pro soccer team has teamed up with Arizona’s premier junior co-ed rowing team!  Phoenix Rising is donating a portion of all ticket sales for their September 29th game against Saint Louis FC.  In order for a portion of the proceeds to go to TJC, tickets must be purchased through our link below before September 27th.
If you have questions, please contact Brian Kim from Phoenix Rising FC at