It was our pleasure to host Deloitte on their Impact Day this month. Today’s guest blog is was written by George Kruglov, of Deloitte. We send a big thank you to all of the volunteers who came together to make our boathouses a better place for our kids and athletes.
by George Kruglov, Deloitte
June 9, 2017 was the 18th year Deloitte held its annual day of service—Impact Day— which is a longstanding tradition and a celebration of Deloitte’s year-round commitment to collectively make an impact in the community. On Impact Day, Deloitte professionals come together in 80 cities across the country to work on more than 1,000 projects for nearly 190,000 collective hours of service.
This year’s Impact day continued a tradition of Deloitte’s involvement with Row New York with over 50 volunteers comprised of both Deloitte professionals as well as employees of a prominent alternative asset manager worked together to make improvements at Row New York’s Brooklyn and Queens locations.
Volunteers at these locations worked with Row New York staff on a wide range of projects, such as landscaping, painting oars, barges, locker rooms, and bathrooms, assembly of a dock, picnic area, and a large storage tent all designed to beautify and make both sites more functional for the young athletes. The weather cooperated and volunteers enjoyed having an outdoor lunch while learning more about Row New York.
This was a really special opportunity for everyone involved to give back to an organization that does such a wonderful job at making a difference in the lives of youngsters. Row New York’s importance deeply resonates with me as I was introduced to the sport of rowing at a young age and have experienced firsthand the positive impact the sport has especially with regards to teaching the importance of teamwork, selflessness, dedication to hard work and the importance of pushing through all barriers.
I look forward helping organize many more successful events with Row New York.