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File #: 22-0470    Version: 1 Name: PRM - Fee waiver for Long Beach Rowing Assoc. D3
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/6/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/3/2022 Final action: 5/3/2022
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to approve a fee waiver, in an amount not to exceed $550, for use of Marine Stadium in Alamitos Bay Marina for the Learn-to-Row Day event, hosted by the Long Beach Rowing Association, on June 4, 2022. (District 3)
Sponsors: Parks, Recreation and Marine
Attachments: 1. 050322-C-10sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to approve a fee waiver, in an amount not to exceed $550, for use of Marine Stadium in Alamitos Bay Marina for the Learn-to-Row Day event, hosted by the Long Beach Rowing Association, on June 4, 2022. (District 3)

DISCUSSION
In 1986, Long Beach Rowing Association (LBRA) members recognized the need to revive youth participation and developed junior rowing at LBRA. With financial support from a $150,000 grant from the Amateur Athletic Foundation (created with the profits from the 1984 Olympics), the Long Beach Junior Rowing program was created. Now called Long Beach Junior Crew, the program is recognized as one of the top youth rowing development programs in the nation.

LBRA has requested that fees be waived for the use of Marine Stadium, in an amount not to exceed $550, for the Learn-to-Row Day event on June 4, 2022, which also coincides with National Learn-to-Row Day. LBRA’s parent organization, United States Rowing, encourages every rowing club nationwide to participate and promote National Learn-to-Row Day, to elevate rowing programs and to raise national awareness for the sport of rowing. On the day of the event, anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to show up and try rowing. The event is free and there is no need to sign up beforehand. The event is conducted by LBRA’s members and volunteers to provide Long Beach, and neighboring communities, with the opportunity to try sweep rowing and sculling. At past events, LBRA has hosted approximately 200 participants and they hope to increase this year’s participation by at least 50 percent to 300 participants.

LBRA is currently adhering to all directives and guidelines regarding COVID-19. LBRA will continue to cancel/postpone any and all scheduled events in accordance with COVID-19 community response parameters. This event spotlights aquatic recreational sport in our marinas. It will also generate additional revenue for local businesses, such as restau...

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