Fees and Dues

 

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There are two payments you will make at the beginning of each semester, one to the Aquatic Center and the other to the Boosters Club. The expenses are divided between the two organizations based upon the best use of the resources.

The Aquatic Center:

  • Regularly hires coaching, training, and water activity staff
  • Manages the Aquatic Center facility year-round
  • Yearly organizes and hosts major regattas, which includes the resources and staffing to transport equipment.

As a nonprofit, Capital Crew Boosters:

  • Conducts tax-deductible fundraisers, bringing in money beyond the dues, thus allowing the dues to remain reasonable
  • Has sole discretion on how the funds are spent. Capital Crew Boosters Club is able to purchase equipment and dedicate funds for the use of Capital Crew athletes, which would be much more difficult if the funds were comingled in the Aquatic Center general fund.
Aquatic Center Fees Boosters Club Dues Boosters Club Fundraising
How Much?
  • Varsity athletes are $625 per semester.
  • Novice athletes are $500 per semester
  • $180 each semester
  • Expectation — at least $300 per athlete for the year
  • Varsity athletes start practice earlier in the season than Novice athletes
  • There are incentives when you pay for the whole year by September 30.
  • Varsity race uniforms are more expensive than Novice race uniforms
When?
  • Fees are due by the second week of each semester.
  • Dues may be paid anytime during the semester
  • Main fundraising opportunity is the Ergathon, usually held in November
  • You may also set up a monthly payment plan with the Aquatic Center.
  • They must be paid before member benefits are available
What does it go toward?
  • Coaching and trainer staff
  • New equipment – boats, rigging, oars, cox boxes, etc.
  • Use of the facility
  • Reductions in costs for the travel teams (hotels, airfare, food, vans)
  • Regatta entry fees and transporting boats to events
  • Social events, including the awards banquet
  • Seasonal racing uniforms
  • Coaching staff bonuses
  • Food for the athletes (breakfast and lunch at regattas; meals at away events)
  • Scholarships/Financial Assistance
  • Website and organizational expenses
  • Parent Hospitality

You may pay your Boosters dues by check at the Aquatic Center or at the Hospitality Tent at any home event, pay online now, or pay through the Aquatic Center, either in one payment or as part of a payment plan. Remember to include your signed Boosters Membership form with your payment. If paying online, drop your Boosters Membership form in the Capital Crew Boosters Club mail box in the Aquatic Center office.

We expect all athletes to join the Capital Crew Boosters Club. If your athlete is going out on the water in a boat, using an oar, hearing a coxswain through a coxbox, they are benefiting from Boosters dues money. The success of our Capital Crew athletes depends upon our ability to keep their equipment up-to-date, which depends upon your membership and support. If you have financial hardship, you may submit a request for financial assistance with Boosters Dues.