Donation to rowing club

The Peoples Bancorp Foundation, a non-profit corporation formed to make donations in Peoples Bank market areas, recently contributed $1,500 to help the Harmar Rowing Club secure and repair equipment for the Marietta High School crew teams.

“Very few high schools have the opportunity to offer a competitive rowing program. We’re pleased to partner with the Harmar Rowing Club. By working together, the long-standing tradition of student rowing in our community will continue,” said Rick Stafford, Peoples Bank EVP sales & marketing.

The Harmar Rowing Club (formerly The Harmar Boat Club) was started by a group of former Marietta High School rowers who wanted to continue with the sport after graduation and race together. The club’s roots are intertwined with the Marietta Rowing and Cycling Club. In the late 1980s, the club took over the financial burden of the Marietta High School crew team. In 1994 the club gained not-for-profit status. Fundraising enable the club to maintain the boathouse and purchase new equipment to keep its rowing teams competitive, not only locally but on a national level.

Peoples Bancorp Foundation contributions focus on charitable giving in four major areas: community investment and economic development, youth and education, human services programs that improve the social needs of low- to moderate-income communities and individuals, and the arts and cultures. Organizations receiving grants meet those requirements and serve the markets where Peoples Bank currently has office locations.

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