Robert Fairbank

Help me make a difference in our community while becoming a better rower!

What is Row For Humanity?

Row for Humanity is a fundraiser put on by Kansas State Men’s Crew, Manhattan Junior Crew, and the Manhattan Community Rowing Club on behalf of the Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity.

How does it work?

On Monday, February 17, our rowers will hold a “row-a-thon”! Each person will see how many meters they can row on a machine in one hour. Prior to the event, participants will gather donations from family, friends and neighbors. People can pledge a dollar amount per 100m rowed by their favorite rower, make a flat donation, or just come and watch this feat of endurance!

How is the money divided?

Our rowers donate at least 25% of the donations they raise to the Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity. The rest of our proceeds will offset the costs of Spring Break Training Camp held at Baylor University in Waco, TX, and/or the costs of spring competition travel.

Why you should support rowing!

My name is Robert Fairbank, I am 16, and I am a Sophmore at MVA. I grew up in California before moving to Tennessee in the 5th grade and then moving to Kansas in the 9th grade. I currently hold a 3.2 GPA with additional classes. I joined the rowing team in the Fall of my Freshman year. I am dedicated to not only rowing, but to my team. On my off time from rowing, I like to volunteer at the Zoo as an animal handler, work at my 2 jobs, spend with friends, and airsofting with my brother and friends.  

How to Help

Erg-a-Thon Results: 12,948 meters

Its too late to pledge toward Robert’s erg-a-thon, but you can still help him row this spring!

To donate via Paypal, click the button below, select MJC and put “Robert Fairbank” in the notes box. Make sure you do this so we know who to apply your donation to