July 15th, 2009

GREATER HOUSTON ROWING CLUB CELEBRATES NEW BOATHOUSE

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS (July 15, 2009) – Planned Community Developers, Ltd. (PCD) in partnership with the First Colony Community Association  (FCCA) and Greater Houston Rowing Club (GHRC) recently broke ground on a new boathouse.  The boathouse will be located along Brooks Lake in Lake Pointe Town Center in Sugar Land, where the GHRC has been actively rowing since 1988.

“We’re thrilled to be breaking ground on a new boathouse,” said GHRC President Kerry Whitehead. “This will allow the club to expand our membership and to introduce the sport of rowing to many who have never given it a try.”

PCD, who donated the land on which the boathouse will be built, partnered with the First Colony Community Association to donate the majority of the funds needed to build the new boathouse and the GHRC contributed the remaining amount through fundraising efforts.

PCD, who donated the land on which the boathouse will be built, partnered with the First Colony Community Association to donate the majority of the funds needed to build the new boathouse and the GHRC contributed the remaining amount through fundraising efforts.

“Rowing is a graceful and aesthetically beautiful sport, so our partners were very happy to help secure the club’s long-term presence for our community to enjoy,” said President of PCD Les Newton.

“We expect to have a long and productive partnership with the rowing club, and we are very excited about First Colony’s share-use of the boathouse which will allow us to bring additional recreation uses on Oyster Creek and Brooks Lake,” said Sherrie Knoepfel, Executive Director of First Colony Community Association.

The GHRC, which participates in regional and out-of-state regattas, hopes that the new access to 10 km of water on Oyster Creek will attract novice and elite rowers alike. The increased membership will allow the GHRC to offer new programs and expand existing ones.  For more information on the GHRC visit GreaterHoustonRowingClub.com.