San Miguel Rowing presented with $25,000 check by the NY Giants

The San Miguel Rowing Program was honored by the NY Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, October 16th, as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. San Miguel rowers were invited onto the field during a timeout and presented with the “Local Latino Achievement Award.” Ann Mara Cacase, representing the Mara Family and the Giants Organization, presented San Miguel Rowing with a check for $25,000 wearing a special ‘San Miguel’ Giants jersey. It was such a thrill for our rowers to be recognized in front of 80 thousand fans and an national television for their hard work! They were treated like super stars from the minute they arrived at the stadium and throughout their time at the game.  Congratulations to the Giants on a tremendous win over the Ravens! 

San Miguel Rowing, part of San Miguel Academy of Newburgh, is one of the largest hispanic rowing programs in the country.  Last June, San Miguel Academy rowers placed 11th overall at the USRowing National Youth Championships in Sarasota, Florida after qualifying for Nationals in May with a solid first-place finish in the U15 quad division at the USRowing Northeast Youth Championships in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Northeast is one of the most competitive divisions in the country.  

San Miguel Academy of Newburgh was founded in 2006 to break the cycle of poverty through education. The rowing program was established in 2010 with a small group of boys in borrowed equipment and hand-me-down boats. Over the years, the program has grown to over 40 rowers, boys and girls, who train year-round on Ergometers and, weather permitting, on the Hudson River.  San Miguel Rowing is now among the largest middle school rowing programs in the country, as well as the largest minority rowing program, and has proven to be significantly beneficial to obtaining continuing educational opportunities for San Miguel Academy students.