Sample letter to USRowing
Dear Mr. McNerney
I write to you today to express my strongest support for youth lightweight rowing and implore you not to withdraw USRowing's support of this category. Youth lightweight rowing provides smaller athletes with a "level playing field"so that they can train and race with pride and purpose knowing that their opponents will not have an unfair advantage even before the race has begun. Many small athletes are drawn to rowing for this very opportunity. This is a matter of INCLUSION, as valid as any other.
So much is said about the few athletes who approach the category in an unhealthy way, but what about the vast majority of us who are just naturally small - who is looking out for us? With an awareness and education campaign we can eliminate the rot from youth lightweight rowing while preserving it now and in the future for tens of thousands of natural lightweight rowers.
Please at least try.