August 14th: Lake Mattoon Row 4 Dough for a Great Cause!
Saturday, August 14th, Lake Mattoon will host the 2021 Row 4 Dough fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Illinois Region I. Starting at the Lake Mattoon Beach, teams of 5 rowers/paddlers will race to complete a half marathon rowing distance with each member of the row team consecutively completing 2.6 miles.
What Is Row 4 Dough?
Row 4 Dough is an exercise fundraising event benefiting the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. This event challenges participants to row a 5K, half marathon, or a full marathon. In 2021, participants have the option to attend one of our in-person Row 4 Dough events or pick their date, time, and method to Row 4 Dough virtually. Rowers are encouraged to compete as a five-person team (rowing 13.1 miles), a 10-person team (rowing 26.2 miles) or as an individual (rowing a 5K).
Check-in of Rowing Teams will start at 8:00am in the Lake Mattoon Pavilion, followed by the Opening Ceremony on the Lake Mattoon Beach at 8:50am. At 9:00am, a rower from each team will kick-off the competition to complete a half marathon rowing distance with each member of the row team consecutively completing 2.6 miles. After the competition, around 12:00pm, we will have a lunch and awards ceremony to present the trophies for the Speedy Paddlers (First Place Team), Sunken Canoe (Last Place Team), Best Team Costume, and Greatest Spirit!
All rowers must collect a minimum of $50 in donations from family, friends, and coworkers. Each rower to reach the fundraising minimum of $50 will receive a Row 4 Dough workout shirt. Your participation in Row 4 Dough will give you that feel-good energy as you support Special Olympics Illinois, but it may also give you a prize. All those who go the distance are entered into a raffle to win a Yeti Cooler. Participants will receive one entry for every $250 raised by September 12.
Register at: https://soill.donordrive.com/event/RowLakeMattoon