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100km Erg Challenge | February 10-14, 2020
Connor’s Erg is a 100km virtual erg event, done in relay fashion from each school’s own venue. All money raised supports US pediatric brain cancer research.
What started as a 100km erg challenge between Wisconsin and Stanford is now expanding to the top rowing teams at universities across the United States. Sign up your school for a chance to win major bragging rights and the illustrious Connor Cup. But most importantly, all those involved will be helping raise much-needed funds and awareness for pediatric brain cancer research, the #1 cancer killer of young people in the US.
Robert ‘Connor’ Dawes was born in Wisconsin in 1994. A child of two countries, Connor spent most of his life living in Australia and loving America.
Connor loved to row and at nearly 6’3”, had the raw strength and passion that made him hard to beat. Coupled with his bright mind, Connor was determined to study and row, until he was robbed of the chance.
During Connor’s treatment, Craig Amerkhanian, coach of Stanford rowing, kept in touch with Connor’s mum Liz, offering support during a tough time for the Dawes family.
For 16 months Connor’s brilliant mind and strong body gave its all to fight this terrible disease, but on April 20, 2013, Connor lost his battle.
A matter of days later, the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation was born. Since then the Dawes family has been on a mission to ensure no family has to endure what theirs did.
Learn more about how to participate and donate HERE.
*Information pulled from Connor's Erg Challenge web page
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