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20 Black Creek Road, Rochester 14623.0, New York
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Rochester Community Inclusive Rowing (RCiR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing inclusive rowing opportunities to veterans and individuals facing various challenges. Founded by Tim Giarrusso and Dennis Fronheiser, RCiR offers non-competitive rowing programs at no cost, allowing participants to experience the therapeutic benefits of rowing in a supportive community. The organization’s mission is to create a fully accessible environment where everyone, regardless of their abilities, can learn to row and enjoy the peaceful experience of being on the water.

RCiR’s state-of-the-art boathouse on Black Creek in Rochester, NY, serves as a hub for outdoor sculling lessons and indoor “learn to row” series. The organization’s approach is individual-focused, ensuring a safe and enjoyable learning environment for all participants. Through their volunteer-based and community-driven efforts, RCiR has positively impacted the lives of veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those facing various health challenges. The ripple effect of their work is evident as participants not only benefit from the programs but also become volunteers and coaches, further enriching the inclusive rowing community.

With a commitment to changing lives through the power of rowing, RCiR relies on contributions and support from the community to sustain its mission. By offering adaptive equipment and personalized instruction, RCiR aims to empower individuals to succeed on the water and beyond. The organization’s co-founders, Tim Giarrusso and Dennis Fronheiser, lead by example, embodying a passion for rowing and a dedication to creating a welcoming space where everyone can discover the joy and sense of belonging that rowing brings. RCiR’s philosophy of inclusivity and accessibility continues to make a profound impact on participants, fostering a sense of peace, accomplishment, and community through the transformative experience of rowing.