An Appeal from EGR Crew: Crystal II Fund

Crystal II Fundraising Progress

$15,000/$19,500 raised

After suffering a devastating accident resulting in the loss of our boat Crystal, the EGR Crew program is reaching out to the community for donations toward a Crystal II fund. All funds received toward this fund will go to the purchase of a new 4+ and secure the name Crystal for future generations of Rowers. As a (501c3) non-profit organization (East Grand Rapids Sports Boosters) can greatly benefit from your help, our needs extend beyond what our insurance will cover.

Vessel: A new Vespoli V1 VHP coxed four 

Financial breakdown:

  • New boat $25,715
  • Discount – $1,200 for Ordering Mid-November
  • Delivery $450
  • Insurance -$5,500
  • Our “Crystal II” Goal: $19,500  **Updated due to increased insurance payment**

Why help? 

You would have the honor of helping name a boat with “Crystal II” SO much progress has been made by this team this fall. Please help us replace the tools we need to continue our progress and extend the legacy of Crystal.

So what good would a new boat do? 

Donating to the Crystal II fund is a significant investment not only in equipment, but also in the young athletes who train hard daily to be the best at what they do. With the loss of “Crystal” a portion of our team cannot row as both boys and girls teams are sharing our limited resources. “Crystal II” would restore the balance of boats for our coed team.

How to Give?

There are three ways to give:

  • Visit our website’s Donate page and use Paypal.
  • If you prefer to use a sharing site, we have created a YouCaring page.
  • Checks can be made out to “East Grand Rapids Sports Boosters” (with EGR Crew on the memo line) and delivered to one of the EGR Crew board members, or mailed to:

East Grand Rapids High School
2211 Lake Drive, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506


We are hopeful that all {50} of our rowers will be able to hit the water this spring and make big waves for EGR Crew. Help them have a winning chance.

Jeff Pyper

EGR CREW Board President