CARNEGIE, Pa., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A few rows of the boat and just three short minutes will warm the hearts and hands of needy children and seniors this winter. Slated for Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 8:30 AM through 3:00 PM, at their Washington's Landing boat house, this third annual special challenge sponsored by Three Rivers Rowing Association's annual "Head of the Ohio" event raises money for The Salvation Army and WTAE-TV's Project Bundle-Up.
For a $5.00 entry fee, participants are invited to race against a friend, foe or the clock for up to 3 minutes on one of the rowing machines set up on the sidewalk by Lambert Boathouse at Washington's Landing during the Head of the Ohio regatta. All participants will be entered into a drawing to win a special prize. Three Rivers Rowing Association will also be selling drinks, with these proceeds as well to benefit Project Bundle-Up. Former Steelers great and rowing fan, Randy Grossman will make a special appearance and meet and greet the crowd.
"The Three Rivers Rowing Association has been a generous supporter of Project Bundle-Up through both this event and our annual online auction," said Melissa Fereday, The Salvation Army and WTAE-TV's Project Bundle-Up Director. "And we are further blessed by Randy Grossman and his wife, Barb, who faithfully volunteer their time to both The Salvation Army and Project Bundle-Up."
For 25 years, The Salvation Army and WTAE-TV Channel 4 have been working together to provide children and seniors with new winter outerwear. Since its beginning, several key events have helped to raise over 10.9 million dollars and serve more than 219,000 needy people. They include Bounce for Bundle-Up; WTAE-TV Channel 4's Annual Project Bundle-Up Telethon; Annual Online Project Bundle-Up Auction; Celebration of Lights at Hartwood Acres; the signature Annual Minigolf Classic; and a multitude of other small community fundraisers.
Both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 124 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log onto www.salvationarmy-wpa.org. The Salvation Army … Doing the most good . . . for the most people . . . in the most need.
SOURCE The Salvation Army