Straight Talk during Strange Times

Dear Athletes, Parents, Friends:

I’m going to keep this short because I hope you read it all. I’ll be providing these weekly updates to you, our loyal followers.

  • Our anticipated re-opening date of April 27 is not possible. Our new target is a “soft opening” May 20th, with programming resuming May 26, after Memorial Day. As always, we are following CDC, DPH, and City guidance and requirements. If you already paid for spring programming, Ben will email you directly with options.

  • We’ve been able to get 30 ergs and paddle ergs out of the boathouse and into your homes! If you’re one of those lucky few and have not given a donation for your rental, please do so if you can. Suggested donation $10.00/week can be mailed to PVRC, PO Box 3123, Springfield MA 01101-3123, or donated online.

  • Eighty people have signed up for our FREE pre-season program. The next phase will feature more options, cover four weeks from 4/27 to 5/22, and there will be a small charge. If paying the fee is not possible for you, please contact Ben - we want you to participate, stay strong, and be a part of PVRC regardless of your economic situation. Details will be coming from your coaches.

  • When you shop on Amazon, please remember to go to so a portion of what you spend is donated to charity (like PVRC)!

  • Please take this short survey to update your interest in volunteering. Kids and adults can fill it out.

  • We’ve been trying to fill our Facebook and Instagram feeds with good news - please visit there for information and inspiration. (Hint: Not a fan of Facebook? You can still go here ( and select “not now” when it asks you to sign up. You’ll see everything we post!)


Thank you, Ben Quick PVRC Executive Director 413-695-1841 (personal mobile)

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