NORWALK, Conn. – Members of the Norwalk River Rowing Association hit the streets instead of the water last weekend in a fund-raiser for the Matthew Zucker Fund.
Rowers assembled rowing machines at Darien Sports Shop, Wilton Village Market and Stop & Shop on Main Avenue in Norwalk. The rowers completed 10,000 meters apiece, and the goal for the club was to exceed one million meters. Rowers also encouraged shoppers to try the rowing machines, called ergs.
The Matthew Zucker Fund was established by Barbara and Mark Zucker in memory of their son, who was an avid rower and popular NRRA team member. He died of brain cancer in 1998.
The fund serves as his legacy, enabling Norwalk River Rowing to fulfill its goal of providing scholarships to children in Fairfield County who otherwise could not afford to enjoy the sport or to discover the same self-confidence, discipline and love of rowing that Zucker did.
Donations can be made online at the NRRA website, or can be mailed to the MZF Fund to Norwalk River Rowing Association, 1 Moodys Lane, Norwalk, CT 06851.