Will Shaffer

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

Why you should support me:

As a graduate student, most of my time is spent isolated doing desk work. Rowing has provided an outlet for me to make sure I get enough exercise, spend time outdoors, and pursue goals as part of a team. Thus, rowing has contributed to my success as a student as well as my personal goals to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Supporting me directly supports Crew at KSU by providing funds for us to compete at our national competition, the American Collegiate Rowing Association Regatta in May, and to train for an entire week at the Olympic training center in Oklahoma City over Spring Break. Funds are additionally used to support team travel to other regattas/scrimmages and purchase equipment. Without valuable support from our family, friends, and alumni, we would not be able to keep dues affordable for members and crew would become an exclusive sport to those well-off. Supporting me or any of our athletes ensures crew is accessible to the broader Kansas State and Manhattan community.

How to Help

There are two ways to help me raise funds for our campus charity and for my team’s spring break training camp:

Option 1: Make a pledge per 100m…

Fill out this form to pledge an amount of money based on how far I can row in one hour on Saturday 4 February!

Most pledges are between $0.10 and $1.00 per 100 meters since rowers average 12,000 and 16,000 meters in an hour-of-power.

Example: If you pledge $0.50 per 100m and your rower logs 14,000m on the day, you’ve donated $70. After the event, we will contact you with payment options for your total using the email you’ve entered in the form above.

Option 2: Make a flat donation now.

To make a flat donation via Paypal, click the button below, select KSUcrew and put “Will Shaffer” in the notes box on the second PayPal page. Please make sure you do this so we know who you want your donation to support!