The Boston Social Media Club had a terrific time rowing the Charles on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, complements of Community Rowing, one those unique and special organizations that makes you proud to be a resident of Greater Boston.

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Sharanya Subramanian gave us a tour of the facility and instructor Kate Smith got us up and running in no time. Either Kate is an excellent fibber or we really WERE pretty solid rowers. Either way, we all felt quite proud of ourselves.

CRI’s rowing season runs from early April to mid-October each year. The organization works with people of all ages and from all walks of life. Disabled veterans, overweight kids, blind people and people with special needs are able to take advantage of the opportunity to get out on the open water and row with others, enjoying the sights and sounds of the Charles River. Kate’s graduate work focuses on the therapeutic potential of rowing to help people. Once you get out there yourself, you’ll know what she’s talking about.

Community Rowing also offers special programs for corporate outings. Organizations can even split into teams and race against each other. Wouldn’t it be gratifying to see the digital marketing team beat the pants off of the finance department? Here’s your chance! Check out CommunityRowing.org for more information.

(Photo courtesy Doug Haslam.)