On February 2nd, we launched our new Men's Unity Unisuit and Women's Unity Unisuit in honor of Black History Month. We will be donating a portion of sales of the Men's and Women's Unity unisuits purchased in February 2023 to Baltimore Community Rowing, and their Reach High Baltimore Program. Read about how BCR is working to increase diversity, accessibility, and inclusion in Baltimore, one stroke at a time.
As Black History Month approaches, esteemed black leaders, activists, athletes, artists, and so many more are highlighted. It serves as an opportunity to take a step back and look at the history and future of our beloved sport through the lens of black people.
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history over the month of February. In honor of Black History Month, we worked with Kizmet Wallace, a black small business owner & designer, and Team JL ambassador, Maurice Scott, to design this year's Black History Month Collection.
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history. Join us in celebrating Black History Month 2021 with these unique performance apparel designs and let us promote diversity in our favorite sport!
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.
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!
Never in a million years would I have thought to be recognized the way I was let alone have my medals and pictures put in a museum highlighting the history of rowing in Philadelphia alongside many great athletes who took part in its growth.
What Arshay and leaders like him recognize is that boats also offer refuge and opportunity. He points out that the most dangerous hours for inner city kids fall between the final school bell and when their parents get home from work. Provide access to rowing—with the contagious positives that passionate coaches, teammates, physical expression bring.