Sunday, January 5, 2014


On Thursday, January 9th,  2014 MHS Crew will be competing against their past record, but it won’t be in the water.  It will be by scooping ice cream.  A team fundraiser will be held at Cold Stone Creamery from 6-9 P.M.  The team has a goal of raising $1000.  In the past they have raised as much as $800 at Cold Stone fundraisers but never in January.  The forecast is for a balmy 28 degrees.  The team is counting on its alums who are home from college to help make the fundraiser a success and a lot of fun.  Monetary donations will be accepted to help the team reach its goal.  Additionally, all tips collected that evening will go to the team as well as a percentage of the sales. Coach Wendy Sheil has no doubt that her team will meet the goal. “We have a great group of kids and their parents that support the team”.  Sheil is, herself,  an alum of the Middletown High Crew program.

Middletown High School is one of the few public high schools in Connecticut that has Crew. Many of its members go on to row in college. Cold Stone’s owner Priscilla Harnesk’s daughter was a member of MHS Crew.  She now rows for Iona College.

Monies raised at the fundraiser will go toward replacing equipment. One the team's biggest fundraisers, the Haunted Boathouse, has not been held in three years due to weather conditions at the time of the event.  Due to this, the team is working hard to replace those lost funds.

Harnesk loves to host the Crew fundraiser; “Wendy is the best coach around and the kids are great. They truly work as a team.  I’ve hosted other sports teams and they’ve been great but the Crew Team goes over and above, they washed the floors for me!”  Harnesk has hired many Crew members because of their strong work ethic.

Should you not be in the mood for an ice cream treat you may put in an order for a cake for up to a year ahead and the team will still receive a percentage of the sale. You may also give a monetary donation.

Come out and support the team!

For more information contact Wendy Sheil at

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