Can you donate an old ergo?

We got a request from Sergio Lima from The Sport Club de Natal in Brazil.  He is very keen to enhance his club but it’s a charity and desperately short of money.  He has asked Rowperfect to help him find a donor who would give them an ergo. If you can help, please get in touch and we will connect you direct.

This is what Sergio wrote to us…

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Rowing boat shed at Sport Club de Natal Brazil

Sport Club de Natal is a sports association dedicated to the practice of Olympic rowing, founded on November 25, 1915. It is a non-profit entity, recognised by state public utility by Law No. 707 of November 7, 1929 and of public utility By Law No. 581 of September 6, 1956.

In spite of the difficulties, the Sport Club de Natal in its more than 100 years of existence, has maintained its headquarters in operation with its few equipment in use conditions and its athletes in training.

Sport Club de Natal rowing tank
Sport Club de Natal rowing tank

The Club has no income and receives no help from public authorities, survives from the collaboration of a small group of associates and small donations from rowing-loving collaborators. Nevertheless, it maintains in training its rowing teams, men’s and women’s, composed by a group of approximately 30 athletes.

The Sport Club de Natal also develops a meritorious work of humanitarian and social nature, assisting in the formation of young people in need in our City, especially the residents in the neediest neighbourhoods, providing them with the opportunity of guidance and better quality of life through sports practice, away from drugs and bad habits.

The Club also maintains a rowing school designed to serve children from 9 to 11 years old who wish to start practicing this sport. The school is free and the children who attend are from low-income families who are guided by a Volunteer Physical Education Teacher.

Since it is a charity entity, which does not have sufficient resources or materials to carry out its main objective, which is the training of young athletes, it must appeal to the collaboration and help of Non-Governmental Organisations, without which It would be impossible to carry out any initiative in this direction.”

Can you help us by donating a Concept 2 rowing machine?

2 thoughts on “Can you donate an old ergo?

  1. GABRIEL CORBELLINI says:

    The only problem is to get the erg there. Or you have to bring with you as checked baggage and pay 75% taxes over everything that exceeds USD 500 or buy in Brazil and pay the price of USD 3000 for a new Concept 2 from the rep in Rio.

    It is frustrating for clubs in Brazil to keep the sport alive with all difficulties they have to get equipment. Taxes are outrageous and they have to “dance” more than Samba to keep their clubs running.

    Best and good luck for the Sport Club de Natal.

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