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Support DC Strokes

DC Strokes relies on help from generous sponsors and donors. With your help we can:


  • Break down barrriers to rowing
  • Offer rowing programs for all levels
  • Provide a healthy social outlet
  • Help our rowers compete in the mainstream
  • Build a community

Breaking Down Barriers


DC Strokes is committed to breaking down the barriers to athletic success for the GLBT community and our allies. We strive to provide an environment that is friendly and non-adversarial, and work hard to find ways to keep the cost of rowing low. DC Strokes still runs the lowest-cost high-quality Learn to Row program in the Washington, DC area. DC Strokes also presents Stonewall Regatta, now in its 14th year. This event, which occurs in early June, brings rowers from all backgrounds to Washington to compete and is the only US-Rowing sponsored regatta organized by a GLBT club.


Offering Programs For All Levels

We are committed to offering a range of programs that offer people an opportunity to row competitively, as well as learn about and explore the sport, whether as Novice or Recreational rowers.

Providing a Healthy Social Outlet

There are not many choices for meeting people in a safe and comfortable environment. We offer that kind of environment, where all members and our guests can feel at home and enjoy the company of a diverse group. It's something rare and for many of our members it becomes a destination and builds a great many friendships.

Competing in the Mainstream

DC Strokes Rowing Club holds fast to the conviction that GLBT rowers can be formidable atheletes and competitors. One of DC Strokes' goals is to provide programs, along with equipment and coaching, to realize this belief.

Building A Community

As a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization, we believe in the importance of investing in our community. DCSRC engages in a number of outreach activities designed to promote the sport of rowing and to give back to our community. DC Strokes is always working on new ways to bring rowing to the community and bring the community together. When politics divide, we unite and bring people of diverse backgrounds, gay and straight, together in camaraderie.

Success depends on your help!

Rowing is an expensive sport that uses fragile and specialized equipment. Your tax-deductible donation to DCSRC will enable us to sustain the excellence of our programs and to expand our community outreach to both the GLBT and larger DC community.

How You Can Help

There are many ways to help and we welcome your support in any way you can provide it.

General Donations

Make general donation


Non-monetary Donations

Make a non-monetary donation of equipment or services.  Contact us.


Volunteer Time 

One of the best gifts you can give is your time and skills to the club for one of our events.  Contact us.


DC Strokes is a tax exempt not-for-profit organization under the Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. IRC