Crew is more than just a sport for the high schoolers: it is a sport for the family. Each weekend from March through May, The Haverford School rowers, parents and friends gather at the "tent" along the Schuylkill River to enjoy the races. It is an opportunity to meet other parents and enjoy a delicious feast. No matter the weather, we will be on Kelly Drive to watch and cheer our rowers competing on the river. The enthusiasm on the river truly is a motivation to the rowers and it is important that we support our sons in their races.
Our tents, team banner and tables, are all set up at least 2 hours before the first race. Haver ford School's spot on Kelly drive is located between the Grandstands and the Grandstand Parking lot. Look for our large gold tent with the Haverford School logo. Our tents remain up until our last boat has gotten back to the tent to eat. If for some reason the last race runs late, save some food and drinks for these rowers. We must be off Kelly drive by 6pm, which is the time that the drive re-opens to the public.
The hospitality tent has a committe to coordinate and delegate its many tasks, such as: tent set up and breakdown, food and beverage assignments, set-up of food preparation, rotation of grill cooking, take home and clean up of utensils, clean up of grill, storage of tables, coolers, coffee urns, etc and lastly the break down and storage of the tent.
Sound nutrition is essential for strength and endurance: please keep this in mind when selecting your contribution for the day.
Coffee, Tea, Juice, Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Bagels, Muffins, Donuts and Coffee cake.
Includes fresh fruit, vegetables with dip, cheese and crackers, hummus and pita, potato salad, sliced tomatoes, etc.
Pasta salad, tossed salad, caesar salad, tomato pies, hoagies, panninis, as well as hamburgers with rolls and cheese, hot dogs with rolls, baked ziti, lasagna and meatballs, chicken tenderloins, ribs, chili and other grilled goods. We are open to suggestion.
Also remember that we have chafing dishes so you can prepare your food at home and bring it to the river if that is easier for you.
Sports drinks, bottled water, leomonade and sodas.
Cookies, brownies, cakes, cupcakes, etc.
Take home and clean all utensils. Also, clean the grill before handing off to the next week's captains.
Be prepared for anything, as things's often change at the river at a moment's notice.