Reston, VA (October 31, 2017) – Two, 13-year-old boys from Connecticut made up the youngest team to complete the Men’s Youth Doubles event in the Head of the Charles Regatta. This age division is usually reserved for high-school competitors. Quinlan “Quin” Daly and George Lathrop took on the challenge to fundraise for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots). “Children of Fallen Patriots is an organization dedicated to giving scholarships to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty,” stated George. The pair finished 41st (19:49.58) in the youth doubles event.
The Head of the Charles began in 1965 and has become one of the world's premier two-day rowing competitions. The young oarsmen saw the race as something more than just crossing the finish line. “We want to support kids who, like us, would want to go to college someday. However, some of these kids lost a parent in the line of duty serving our country in the armed forces. We would like to give financial support to those children who might not otherwise achieve a higher education,” explained Quin. Their CrowdRise campaign, “George & Quin’s World Record Race to Educate,” has raised more than $21,000 of their $30,000 goal.
About Fallen Patriots
Since 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots has provided nearly $19 million in total assistance, including college scholarships, supplemental grants, and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Nearly 20,000 children across America will need future assistance.
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