TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– The Wabash Valley Crew completed their holiday challenge by rowing for charity.

Rowers were given Concept 2 rowing machines from the crew, to complete their holiday challenge between Thanksgiving and Christmas eve.

Once a crew member reached 100 kilometers, Concept 2 would donate for each kilometer past that mark.

“This competition is a great way for the teammates to stay active and connected during COVID and the holiday season, all for a good cause,” said Wabash Valley Crew Board President Jim Owen.

Money raised went towards he Pocock “A Most Beautiful Thing” Inclusion fund. This fund helps to provide rowing to inner-city youth.

“The more people know about it, the more people understand we’re trying to give an opportunity to kids who may not be into football or basketball or soccer or baseball,” said Wabash Valley Crew Board Member John Callahan. “Give them an opportunity to learn a team sport and learn a team art.”

Callahan says their goal is to make rowing accessible to everyone.