Bethesda-Chevy Chase Crew is a club sport of Montgomery County Public Schools and, as a club sport, it receives no funding from B-CC High School or the county school system. The purchase and maintenance of equipment, coaches’ salaries, athlete scholarships, Thompson Boat Center fees and insurance come from parent dues, donations and fund-raising events in the community. 100% team participation in the major fundraising events planned for each season (specifically, the car washes, and the Wreath Sales, Raffle and other events) is essential in running a safe and competitive rowing program for our athletes.
Donations of any amount support equipment purchases, scholarships, and operations. B-CC Crew Boosters, Inc. is a section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 52-1861272). Donations for which no goods or services have been provided are tax deductible as permitted by law.
Raffle (September through October)
Each team member is expected to sell raffle tickets to friends, neighbors and relatives interested in winning some great prizes. Information on the raffle is announced each year in September at the fall session general meeting. The raffle replaced the “ergathon”, and has been a very successful fundraiser for the team.
Wreath/Candle Sales (Mid-November through Mid-December)
Each team member is expected to sell 20 holiday wreaths and/or boxes of Hanukkah candles. Forms are distributed at the winter session general meeting for new and returning B-CC Crew families and are made available on the web site at that time. Our annual team goal for this fundraiser is $30,000.
Spring Event (March to Late April)
B-CC Crew Boosters holds an annual event each spring to raise funds for the team. For 2018, it will be Bingo Night held on March 3rd.
Corporate and Community Partnerships and Sponsorships
Amazon Associate Programs
B-CC Crew is a member of the Amazon Associates program. Through this program, Amazon.com will rebate up to 15% of all purchases made through the link on the team web site back to B-CC Crew. Click HERE for our team link to Amazon or click on the Amazon logo at the bottom of any webpage. But remember, you MUST buy using our team link to the Amazon website. SUGGESTION: The first time you use the link to get to the team's Amazon access site, BOOKMARK IT!! Add it to your favorites and use the bookmarked/favorites link to get to Amazon every-time you need to shop! Rebates apply to all categories of goods purchased through Amazon.com – books, electronics, household goods, games and toys, etc.
Amazon Smile Program
B-CC Crew Boosters are also registered as an Amazon Smile Partner. Through the Smile Program, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization you choice. To support the team using Smile, shop at Amazon using smile.Amazon.com. Where you can search for a charity to support, enter: BCC Crew Boosters to select our team, then simply shop!
B-CC Crew Spirit Wear Sales
Show your support for B-CC Crew by purchasing Spirit Wear for team members, their families and friends. Spirit Wear is generally a break-even operation, as our goal is to encourage team spirit by wearing and using the items, but if there are any proceeds, they are reinvested to support the team. Visit the SHOP section of our website for a direct link to our Spirit Wear vendor.
B-CC Crew Restaurant Nights
Held throughout the year at local Bethesda restaurants, these events are a great way to support B-CC Crew and eat some good food at the same time.