Newburgh, NY – on March 9th, the athletes of America Rows and Swims Newburgh (“ARSN”) visited Stewarts Shop #264 in Newburgh to say “Thank You” for the $500.00 “Stewart’s Holiday Match Grant” which was awarded to ARSN. “We are very grateful to Stewart’s, which supports so many local youth charities with this Grant program. We will surely put the grant to good use,” said ARSN Director Juliana LoBiondo. “The grant will be used to provide a free and low cost swim club opportunities to Newburgh youth and scholarships to the Newburgh Rowing Club for underserved youth.” The Newburgh Rowing Club is a community rowing club committed to teaching the sport of rowing to all; and helping its best athletes get to the next level.

The Stewarts Holiday Match is a holiday collection program, matched by Stewart’s, to help kids all year long. In 2014, Stewart’s Shops, its customers, and media partners raised over $1.5 million. After this year’s funds have been distributed, the Stewart’s Holiday Match program will have allocated more than $20 million since the program’s inception in 1986.

After thanking Assistant Manager Melinda, Mrs. Lo treated the athletes enjoyed some delicious Stewart’s Ice Cream. “I love Stewart’s ice cream,” said ARSN Rower and Swimmer Isabel Borges. “I hope we come here all summer for ice cream!”

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Photo 1: Group shot of America Rows and Swims Newburgh Middle School athletes

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Photo 2: Karla Gunera and Fabrizio Rimac enjoy Stewarts ice cream

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