A Most Beautiful Thing by, Arshay Cooper is the moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West side who form the first all-black high school rowing team in the nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport, but their lives. This triumphant tale will be available in paperback starting February 23, 2021.
JL Racing teamed up with Denise and Patricia to create rowing specific apparel with creative designs to get the word out about diversity in the sport. The cherry on top is a portion of net sales from this store will be donated to rowing organizations working toward a better future in our beloved sport. The store closes on November 30th so be sure to check it out!
Relentless Rowing Academy Presents, “Against the Current” a conversation highlighting the stories, history, and advancement of black and brown rowers September 17th, 2020 @ 6:30pm via zoom. No rowing experience needed. All ages, locations around the country, and allies welcome to join!
The George Pocock Rowing Foundation (GPRF) announced a new fund to promote accessibility and inclusion at rowing programs across the United States. A Most Beautiful Thing Inclusion Fund aims to raise at least $1 million this year (and at least $3 million over three years) to get more kids on the water, fund education, scholarship, and mentorship programs focused on non-traditional rowing communities and communities of color where youth face barriers to participation in the sport.
A Most Beautiful Thing by Arshay Cooper is the moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago’s Westside who form the first all African American school rowing team in the nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport but their lives. PRE ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!