News March 23, 2016
ZT Systems is proud to sponsor the 8th Annual Benefit Breakfast for the Row to the Future Initiative
The Pocock Foundation’s Row to the Future initiative helps connect youth to rowing, empowering them to make healthy lifestyle choices. Launched in 2010, RttF is the largest youth rowing collaborative in the country. This is the second year in which ZT Systems is sponsoring the Benefit Breakfast.
“ZT Systems is committed to supporting outreach in the communities where we live and work,” said Brent Miller, Vice President of Marketing & Business Planning for ZT Systems. “In partnership with our customers, ZT strives to empower people and communities through cloud computing. In the same way, we’re proud to partner with the Row to the Future foundation in support of this initiative that empowers students to reach their full potential.”
Through Row to the Future’s initiative, alongside community partners, the Pocock Foundation inspires youth to become healthy, active members of their communities through rowing. The 2016 Row to the Future Breakfast honored the successes of the past year, which have been pivotal in bringing the conversation about youth rowing to a national platform. In 2015, proceeds from this event helped fund 43 rowing scholarships for low-income youth in Seattle and Renton.
About Row to the Future: Row to the Future is the youth development initiative of the George Pocock Rowing Foundation. We are introducing students to indoor rowing through P.E. classes in Seattle Public Schools as part of Erg Ed, our school-based program. Erg Ed provides opportunities beyond the classroom through camps, field trips and indoor-rowing competitions. We also provide support for on-the-water rowing as part of Rainier Valley Rowing (RVR), which helps students overcome barriers to participation in traditional junior rowing programs such as cost, swimming ability and transportation.