Rent-A-Rower

Q: What is Rent-A-Rower?
A: Rent-A-Rower is a program that allows student athletes to raise money towards their semester dues. Although Student Life and Student Senate help fund the team, rowers still pay a significant portion of the fees. These fees fund travel arrangements including housing, transportation, and racing entry fees.

Q: Who can Rent a Rower?
A: Anyone in the Allendale and Grand Rapids area can rent a rower. We ask that customers outside of this area aid in paying for gas as the rowers use their own cars for transport.

Q: What jobs can rowers do?
A: The jobs below are suggestions and the rowers are not limited to just these jobs.
Yard Work, Raking, Planting, Cleaning Gutters, Mowing, Painting, Tutoring, Baby-sitting, Moving, Assembly, etc.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: We charge $12 per hour per rower. Checks can be made payable to “Grand Valley Rowing”. Checks are due upon completion of the task.

Q: How do I Rent a Rower?
A: The preferred method for a client to request rowers is via the online Rent-A-Rower request form linked below; outside of that, a Rent-A-Rower Request form in Microsoft Word format may be downloaded below, and sent via either email attachment or traditional mail to either the email address or mailing address listed within.

Q: What are Pre-scheduled Weekends?
A: These are weekends when rowers will not be racing. We ask that you choose one of these dates if possible and only request alternate dates if absolutely necessary.

Online Rent-A-Rower Request Form

Mail or Email Attachment Form (.doc format)

Rowers, please print the following form and complete immediately following your Rent-A-Rower.

Post Rent-A-Rower Form (.doc format)






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