Project - Dedicated
posted 04/27/12 at 09:52 AM
On April 20th, my son's crew team dedicated the boat he rows in for an amazing parent volunteer. The title has a double meaning - the boat, the “Glenn K. Burger” was dedicated that day, and he was applauded for being such a dedicated volunteer.
Journaling reads: “In a boat christened in the name of a dedicated Warhawk Crew volunteer earlier that day, the Madison High School men’s first eight commandeered the “Glenn K. Burger” to a come-from-behind first place victory over Washington-Lee Saturday at the Smokey Jacobs Regatta.
The team named its new boat for Glenn K. Burger, a long-term volunteer who has been with the team since his daughter Jessica joined squad in during its second season. Madison's Crew team is now in its 10th season.
“It really amazes me where the team is now,” said Burger, who noted it was now a nationally competitive team with 72 athletes. “Madison has one of the top crews in the Washington, D.C. metro area. I am so honored to have a boat named after me. I know what it takes to put a team on the water. I know how my daughter benefited. I just wanted to pay it forward to help out other kids.”
“It is not every day that you have a parent volunteer who is as hardworking and committed as Glen,” Coach Paul Allbright said. “Naming a boat after Glenn is not only a token of appreciation. It is a daily reminder to every kid that rows and everyone who sees it to be more like the shell's namesake.”
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