Row to the Future is excited to announce Kenneth Muhammad will receive the Champion Award at our Fourth Annual Benefit Breakfast on February 3, 2012 in Seattle. He is receiving the award for his dedication and commitment to rowing. As a very eloquent young man, he regularly speaks to the community about his love for the sport and how it impacted his life.
Kenneth, shown front and center in the photo above, is one of 19 athletes this year receiving scholarships, uniforms, healthy snacks, mentorship and more through Row to the Future’s Rainier Valley Rowing program. As one of 11 children, Kenneth commutes nearly three hours round trip after school each day to rowing practice at Mt. Baker Rowing & Sailing Center, a Row to the Future community partner.
He changed schools several times during high school and each move brought new teachers, new classes and new friends. But not once did he lose his connection to rowing and his teammates. “I’d like to go to college next year and maybe become an Olympic rower. Win some gold. I also could start my own rowing club and become a coach. It all depends on what the future brings. Regardless, rowing will forever be part of my life,” said Kenneth.
In addition to receiving the Champion Award at Row to the Future’s Benefit Breakfast, he will share his story with the event’s 300 guests from the rowing and physical education communities. The Seattle Yacht Club Foundation will also receive an award. Tickets to the event are on sale at www.rowtothefuture.org. Event proceeds benefit athletes like Kenneth.
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