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Sac State Aquatic Center Hosts 111th IRA Championships

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FinalIRARegatta-2013The Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships, The oldest collegiate rowing championship in the United States, will be held at Lake Natoma on May 31, June 1 and 2, 2013. This will be the second time that the prestigious regatta will be held on the west coast in its over 100-year history.

This year, there will be over 40 rowing teams from across the nation competing for national titles. Universities represented include Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Berkeley, Washington, Princeton, the U.S. Naval Academy, and many others. The event draws crowds of thousands to the nations premiere rowing venue on the west coast.

Members of the community are encouraged to come out to the Sacramento State Aquatic Center to enjoy fantastic racing from the best crews in the nation. There will also be plenty of vendors to peruse and sights to see, so don’t miss out! For more information on the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships, please visit this website: http://www.row2k.com/ira/

Fees: Tickets for the event are $5.00 and are available the day of the event upon entry to the park.

Parking fees for the Nimbus Flat State Park are $10.00/vehicle (be forewarned, this parking lot fills up by 7:00 a.m.) Overflow parking is available at the Gold Point Office Park for $5.00/vehicle with shuttle service to and from the spectator’s area (carpooling is highly recommended).

Volunteering: Want to get involved with IRA’s? Numerous volunteer opportunities are available for this event. Please contact the Sacramento State Aquatic Center if you are or your organization is interested in volunteering. This event is perfect for gaining community service hours for high schools, sororities, fraternities, and many others.

The Sacramento State Aquatic Center is a non-profit, cooperative operation of the Associated Students Inc. of California State University, Sacramento, the University Union of Sacramento State, California Department of Boating and Waterways, and the California Department of Parks and Recreation. The center has provided instruction to thousands of students in California. The center offers university credit for kinesiology classes in Sailing, Rowing, Water-ski/Wakeboarding, and Windsurfing as a means to augment the academic curriculum at Sacramento State. The Aquatic Center provides leisure classes for the general public, competitive teams, a series of progressive summer camps, and youth programs. The center is open seven days a week to students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Sac State as well as the general public.

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